Omeiza urged the youths to strive hard and make meaningful contributions to the development of society and the world at large.
He cautioned them against illegal migration, drug abuse, cyber crime and other social vices that would dent the nation’s image.
He added that education was important in nation building and should not be compromised by any means.
Omeiza identified bad governance and lack of patriotism as factors hindering the growth and development of the country.
He charged Nigerians to take responsibility for the development of the country, saying that achieving a great nation should be through collective efforts.
According to him, the future of Nigeria and its people can only be guaranteed through deliberate participation of individuals and corporate bodies.
“Nigeria is 62 today.
I urge the Nigerian Youths to see themselves as a major part of government by paying attention to what happens around them and contribute to development in their communities.
“We must all be willing to focus on the days of little beginning and work towards the elevation of the country for development,” he said.
The VGADA president charged leaders to imbibe the spirit of patriotism, dedication and selfless service to make Nigeria great and the true giant of Africa.
“Africa and the rest of the world will not respect Nigeria and Nigerians until its people begin to do things the right way by being patriotic.
“Our leaders should also refrain from divisive campaigns so that the country can earn respect from the rest of the world, as election is fast approaching,” he said.
The VGADA presideng called on other NGOs, Civil Society Organisations and spirited individual across the country to collaborate with President Muhammadu Buhari to actualise his dreams of making Nigeria great.