The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, said that the potential of youths if harnessed can transform development efforts positively.
Speaking at closing ceremony of the youth Empowerment program on Capacity Building and Scale up on sustainable livelihood program in Tailoring and Fashion Designing for unemployed youths at the National Youth Development Centre,Ode- Omu, Osun State, the Minister said that when youths are positively engaged with sustainable economic activities, it would not only ensure socio- economic progress, promotion of National cohesion, peace and stability but also bring about a huge reduction in incidences of crime and juvenile delinquency which are factors inimical to national developmental efforts.
Strategic positive youth engagement where attributes such as their energy, creativity, adaptability which are beneficial factors that have contributed to the growth and development of Nations globally will be sure avenues for Nigeria’s National development in no distant future. he emphasized.
The Minister encouraged the participants to make use of the opportunity, bearing in mind the goal of the programme, which is to empower not only themselves but also other youths in their communities. He noted that the Ministry will monitor their progress periodically to guide and ensure compliance in line with the objectives of the programme.
Other dignitaries at the occasion were, Mrs Omotade Olusola, the Director, Enterprise Development and Promotion, the Co-ordinator of the program, Mr Momoh Idris the Facilitator,Barr.Obu, the CEO of Next -to-None, SDG, the Academia, Directors of Youth and Sports from Osun state, member Nigeria Youth Parliament from south west and Community Leaders from the host community of Ode-Omu.
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