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Nigerian youth formidable, most brilliant – Minister

The Minister of State for Youth Development, Mr. Ayodele Olawande, has described the nation’s youth as “formidable and the most brilliant” in the world. 

The minister said this Friday when a delegation from the Afro-Arab Youth Council (AAYC), led by its secretary-general, Dr. Abass Agaba Mugisha, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

He said “young people in Nigeria are exceptionally talented and intelligent and have the potential to become influential leaders on a global scale.”

According to the minister, “Nigerian youths are thriving in various fields and are making significant contributions to society and the world at large.”

This was contained in a press release by the director, press and public relations of the Ministry, Omolara Esan, which also indicated that the minister said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had “strategically prioritised the future of the youth through his youth-focused programmes and policies.”

He said further that “these initiatives are seamlessly integrated across various ministries, departments, and agencies.”

“The National Youth Investment Fund is a ground-breaking initiative that aims at providing crucial financial support to aspiring young entrepreneurs. The Fund represents a significant step towards addressing the pressing issue of unemployment among the youth in our country by empowering young people to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions. This initiative has the potential to create a positive impact on our economy and society at large,” the statement read in part.

It added that the secretary-general of the Afro-Arab Youth Council, Dr. Abbas Mugisha, highlighted the aims of the visit which included “requesting the Nigerian government to take a more significant position in the governance of the African Arab Council; seeking the consent of the Nigerian government to make Nigeria the regional coordinator for West African countries, and to make known the decision taken by the Council at their meeting in Uganda on Monday to make President Bola Ahmed Tinubu the custodian of the African Arab Youth Council, as well as the father and adviser.” 

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