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Nigeria @ 60: NYCN tasks youths on patriotism, development




The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has tasked Nigerian youths on  patriotism in order to contribute to national development.

NYCN President, Mr Solomon Adado made the call on Thursday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja in commemoration of the 60th independence anniversary of the country.

He said that Nigerian youths must join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to build the “Nigeria of our dreams”.

Adado said that youths must come to a consciousness that they have a role to play in national development through their intellectual prowess, innovation, and inventions.

“We should maintain patriotism, fight for one cause, and put Nigeria first; we should imbibe the spirit of national unity and go for one quest – the development of our country.

“Let’s put aside all sorts of differences, whether ethnocentric or religious differences; let us realise that everyone is important and play our roles diligently and sincerely put Nigeria first.

“The NYCN urges  all Nigerian youths to join hands with all  true patriots to build a great Nigeria of our dreams and a nation that we can hold our heads high in the comity of nations.

“A Nigeria that can stand shoulders high when it comes to issues of economic growth and development; it is possible, and it is youths that should be the driving force of this new Nigeria of our dreams,” he said.

Adado advised youths to leverage on the economic incentives of the Buhari administration and the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ Act for leadership positions and national growth.

“We thank the  President for his firm belief in the Nigerian youths; you can see that most of the policies of the government are tilted toward putting  youths atvthe driver’s seats.

“Recently we have seen releases of various kinds of funds, business interventions, the NIRSAL loan, intervention funds and so on and so forth; and more recently,  we have also had the N75 billion Nigerian Youth Investment Fund,” he added.

The NYCN was established in 1964, as the umbrella body and  mouthpiece of Nigerian youths.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/ Ali Baba-Inuwa
Source: NAN

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