The PRESIDENT of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan assured that the National Assembly will prioritize the allocation of resources for youth development despite the current economic challenges facing the country due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja at a virtual conference to point out the training of 1,000 youth in GSM phone repair, hardware, software and business development in Yobe state, Lawan said youth development initiatives serve as one of the ways to empower and improve well-being. of the country’s young population.
The President of the Senate said: “I am very pleased to note this important training for youth in Yobe State. Training 1,000 youth in GSM phone repair, hardware, software, and business development is a milestone in our commitment to improving the well-being of a key part of the country’s population.
“It is also a reminder of the many avenues to empower youth in Nigeria. We cannot overstate the fact that youth are a crucial category in the nation’s population. They are full of energy and hopeful for the future ”.
Lawan, who underscored the importance of synergy in governance, stressed that the National Assembly will ensure the allocation of resources specifically for youth development throughout the country.
The President of the Senate explained that the gesture of parliamentary support in this direction would be backed by new efforts to engage young Nigerians in ways to further stimulate their creativity and productivity levels, in order to prevent them from engaging in crime.
Lawan said: “However, the future may have no meaning for them if their presence is not productive. That is why we will strive to overcome the challenges of limited resources to defend this population group. This also requires creativity on how to get them involved.
“With a higher level of youth participation, they can contribute to the economy, which still needs better productivity. Productivity is a prelude to growth, which will also lead to better well-being.
“I am glad that the previous comments have insisted on paying attention to the well-being of young people. Making them a priority keeps them from crime, which is often the result of inactivity.
“The need to pay attention to young people has led to this initiative, endorsed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the National Information Technology Agency (NITDA).
“The support highlights once again the relevance of synergy in governance. It’s why the Senate has been consistent in providing legislative momentum for collaboration between government agencies, consistent with the mission of fulfilling our mandate. We will continue on this path, for the sake of Nigerians.
“Training 1,000 youth in Yobe State is not just a milestone, but part of a concerted effort to improve living conditions. We urge the beneficiaries to commit and complete the training with resounding success. “
The president of the Senate expressed his gratitude to the Federal University of Gashua; Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu; Atiku Abubakar College of Legal Studies, Nguru; and the Federal College of Education, Potiskum; For his support in opening training centers for this purpose, he instructed the participants to demonstrate their dedication to the Program.
In his statements, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, expressed his Ministry’s willingness to partner with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy to explore high-impact opportunities, as well as create jobs for young people in the oil and gas sector. gas.
Exalting the leadership qualities of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Ninth Assembly, Ahmad Lawan, the minister asked him to “maintain the cordial relationship between the executive and the legislature.”
Sylva advised the beneficiaries of the training to take advantage of the Program to transform lives and ensure national development.