Nigeria on Sunday celebrated the Maiden National Youth Day.
President Muhammadu Buhari approved November 1 of every year as National Youth Day during a Federal Executive Council meeting in September.
The day is to focus on Issues that concern youths especially in the aftermath of the EndSARS protests that left many dead.
Minister of youth and sport development, Sunday Dare said change in youth development has taken centre stage with renewed zeal to deepen initiatives and accelerate the onboarding of beneficiaries in a transparent and effectual manner.
The protest of our youth shall not be in vain. It is time to engage government constructively. Come to the table. I say to the youth -Your time has come, he wrote on twitter.
He said Nigeria was blessed with a bulging youth population that could turn out to be the country’s greatest resource, “if we make the right investments and in a timely manner.”
Today, on the occasion of the National Youth Day we showcase to the world 10 winners of the 60-day APP challenge competition and 5 young innovators in different fields. 15 youth who represent the lot and remind us of the power and potentials of our youth as a country…— Sunday Dare (@SundayDareSD) November 1, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari is to join a youth empowerment program at the State House, Abuja, today (Sunday).