1st January, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari used his New Year speech on Friday to once again make promises to Nigerian youths to bequeath to them a nation in which their future is secured.
Buhari, whose government has come out with several programmes to empower Nigerian youths, such as N-Power, CBN financed Youth Investment Fund and others, re-affirmed his commitment to the youth.
He said they need all Nigerians’ collective encouragement and support.
“In securing this nation we need to secure the future of our youth”, Buhari said.
“Our young people are our most valuable natural resource, at home and abroad. Their ingenuity, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit is evident to all.
“Many of our young people are excelling in various spheres of life including sports, entertainment, information and communication technology, commerce and are globally recognized as achievers.
“As a Government we are committed to actively engaging with the creative energies of our young people.
“In this regard, we will partner with the legislature to develop an enabling environment to turn their passions into ideas that can be supported, groomed and scaled across regions.
” This will create vast opportunities in fintech, agriculture, business process startups and in the entertainment industry”, Buhari said.