Federal Government said the #EndSARS protests that rocked the nation will not be in vain, as it is time for Nigerian youths to sit at the table with the government and deepen their initiatives to effect a change.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, said this on Sunday via his Twitter page in celebration of Maiden National Youth Day.
He said: “Nov 1- Today, Nigeria celebrates its Maiden National Youth Day. We focus on issues that concern our youth.
“With the protests that have occurred across the country, Nigeria stands at the cusp of change in youth development. Already, that change has begun. What is needed is to deepen the youth initiatives and accelerate the onboarding of beneficiaries in a transparent and effectual manner.”
Sunday Dare stated that time was time for the Nigerian youths to sit with the federal government to deepen their initiatives to effect a change.
“As a country, we are blessed with a bulging youth population that can turn out to be the country’s greatest resource if we make the right investments and in a timely 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,” Dare added.
Nov 1- Today, Nigeria celebrates its Maiden National Youth Day. We focus on Issues that concern our youth.
As a country,we are blessed with a bulging youth population that can turn out to be the country’s greatest resource if we make the right investments and in a timely manner. pic.twitter.com/wPdBUgAjqT
— Sunday Dare (@SundayDareSD) November 1, 2020
KanyiDaily recalls that a former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke said that Nigerian youth have been badly bruised, and their scars must be well taken care of before the nation can move forward.
He said the older generation who were leading the country need the forgiveness of the youths in order to regain their confidence once again to be able to forge ahead as a nation.