The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has challenged the Nigerian youths to take advantage of various opportunities initiated by the president Muhammadu Buhari Administration to upskill themselves in order to meet up with the 21st Century challenges for employability and entrepreneurship.
The director of media and public relations Mohammed Manga quoted
Dare to have given the charge on Tuesday in his office in Abuja when he received a delegation from the 5th Assembly of the Nigeria Youth Parliament (NYP); led by its Speaker, Rt. Hon. Azeezat Yishawu.
According to him, the Ministry has a booke of trainings and programmes on its website like the Digital Skills, Entrepreneurial, Employability and Leadership (DEEL), National Online Youth Assembly (NOYA) amongst others, which can be harnessed by the youth for enhancement of their potentials and contributing to the development of the Nigerian economy.
“Youth must apply yourselves to the opportunities put forward by the government, else you loose your right to accuse or blame government”, Dare said.
He urged them to take out time from the long hours used on their smart phones daily to check for trainings and scholarships as well as other opportunities that can turn their lives and fortunes around positively.
Dare noted that those who have keyed in are already befitting.
While urging the youth Parliamentarians to identify, articulate and justify their needs to enable Federal government’s intervention, Dare called on the Fifth Assembly to define its tenure through core programmes and legislation that would be of immense benefit to the youth.
Earlier, the Speaker, Fifth Assembly of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Rt. Hon. Azeezat Yishawu, indicated that the purpose of their visit was to further solicit for more youth-oriented initiatives that will provide opportunities for the teeming youth.
This she said is to curb the problems of unemployment and security challenges bedeviling the country.
She commended the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration in particular for its avowed determination towards the upliftment of the lives of the Nigerian youth.