Sports Minister Tells Youths To Embrace Dialogue

Sports Minister Tells Youths To Embrace Dialogue

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has appealed to the youth to embrace dialogue in order to move the country forward.

Dare said this on Sunday in Abuja at the maiden edition of the National Youth Day celebration with the theme “Invest in the Youth, Secure Our Future”.

He said that with what the country had0 witnessed in the past three weeks, there could be no better time than now to celebrate the youth and validate their contributions to national economic development.

According to him, the celebration is an opportunity to reflect, take stock and chart a new youth action plan that will tackle headlong the issues that confront our teeming youth population.

“Let me start with a direct reference to the new focus and youth vision of the African Development Bank (AfDB) led by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina.

“That the establishment of Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks will help to fully unleash youth potential through technology and entrepreneurship.

“This assertion made in September 2020, first validates the strength of our youth and secondly demands from government and the private sector direct investments in the youth population with a de-risking mentality.

“We will return to dissect this momentarily,” Dare said.

According to him, many of the youth can achieve a lot but for lack of opportunities, education that is not suitable for the jobs available, a huge unemployment popular market occasioned by a struggling and sluggish economy,

Others he said were lack of relevant skills, lack of credit and access to finance for youth enterprises and businesses, low investment from the public and private sector,” he said.



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