File Photo: President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan says that the National Assembly will prioritize the allocation of resources for youth development despite the present economic challenges facing the country due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He stated this during a virtual flag-off training of 1000 youths in GSM phone repair, hardware, software and entrepreneurship development in Yobe State.
Senate President said youth development initiatives serve as one of the ways of empowering Nigerian youths.
The Senate President gave assurance that the National Assembly would ensure the allocation of resources specifically for the purpose of youth development across the country.
He added that the gesture of parliamentary would support youths engagement and stimulate their creativity.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, in a presentation, expressed the willingness of his ministry to collaboration with the ministry of Communication and Digital Economy to explore high impact opportunities as well as create jobs for youths in the oil and gas sector.
Sylva advised beneficiaries of the training to take advantage of the Programme to transform lives and ensure national development.