Youths play a vital role in the development of any society. They make up the labor force as well as the vibrant community and their well being is of utmost importance. They are also saddled with the responsibility of moving the nation forward by being elected into public offices to serve the people. In lieu of this, the United Nations (UN) set aside every 12th of August to celebrate International Youth Day alongside a theme to raise awareness on issues that concern the youths.
International Youth Day (IYD) gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions, and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal, and equitable engagement.
Earlier today, the Federal Executive Council through a memorandum passed by President Muhammadu Buhari approved the commemoration of every November 1st as National Youth Day to celebrate Nigerian Youths. This was disclosed by the Minister for Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare.
Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find solutions to the issues that affect the Youth. Mr. President as again demonstrated his commitment to supporting youth-focused policies. Thank You.
This is a giant stride accomplished by the President and the cabinet committee who approved the report submitted by Mr. Sunday Dare for the institutionalization of this day.
Nigeria is now on the list of Western countries that take out a certain day of the year to celebrate their youths.