16th December, 2010
Youths have been urged to always seek ways of bettering their lives now rather thanÂ believe that the future belongs to them.
Mr. Matthew Chukwuemeka Oguaju gave the advice during the launch of the FirstÂ National Youth Affair Companion handbook entitled Nigerian Youth, Key To NationalÂ Development, in Lagos recently.
Oguaju, author of the book and member of Nigerian Institute of Management, alsoÂ called on leaders in the country to provide an avenue where the Nigerian youths canÂ contribute their quota to the countryâ€™s development.
He said the book would assist in developing the youths and the country at large,Â adding that he saw the need for the youth to be well informed on matters that willÂ help them academically and generally.
He stressed further that the book will also prepare them to fit into the educationalÂ system of Nigeria and assist them programme their personal curriculum into theÂ school curriculum, while it will open their eyes to overcoming poverty in theÂ country because the youths are the most affected by the level of poverty in theÂ country.
By reading the book, he said, they would know what to do to overcome the problem.
HeÂ called on government at all levels to provide an enabling environment whereÂ youths can showcase their talents and help national development.