The Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN said that the teaming youths in Nigeria are precious assets the country is proud of.
He said it was on this note that the Federal Government is committed to youth empowerment through various schemes and initiative.
This was made known in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, on Sunday, 8th November, 2020.
The Minister said the Federal Government has introduced Youth oriented empowerment initiatives in order to amply utilize the talents and skills they are endowed with.
He cited examples of N-Power programs, employment opportunities to 774,000 Nigerian youths, community policing, special loan for small and medium enterprises packages aimed at boosting the capacity and harnessing the potential of the young.
According to the statement, the Minister made the remarks on Saturday,7th November, 2020, in Birnin-Kebbi as part of outreach engagement to community leaders and youth in his home state of Kebbi when he witnessed the kicked off of a novelty football match between Azbir Arena of Kebbi State and Scorpion Arena of Katsina State.
The Minister commended the organisers of the match which he said will go along way in fostering unity among Nigerians. He encouraged them to always get engaged doing meaningful activities for national development.
Malami urged the youth to continue to be law abiding and of good conduct expected of responsible citizens in the pursuit of their ambition. He added that they should not allow themselves to be distracted by miscreants when expressing grievances to the constituted authorities.