OHO Press Release: 17/26 of 12 August, 2017
Statement Attributable to Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze, on 2017 International Youth Day
As we mark this year’s International Youth Day, the prevailing national mood calls for a deeper introspection on the theme of this year’s commemoration, which is; Youth Building Peace.
Historically, sustainable peace continue to elude societies with high incidences of youth unemployment and attending rhetoric and restiveness. Nigeria, cannot afford added challenges arising from a frustrated youth population. We must not lose sight of the dangers of allowing a large swathe of our youthful population fall into despair. I therefore call on Nigerian authorities to pay greater attention to the needs of our youths.
We must reassure our youths doubly that the future belongs to them. We can do so by addressing fundamental issues, granting the youths a role in articulation of policies and decision-making, and creating opportunities for them, so they can aspire and anticipate their future with greater and unfettered optimism.
OHO Media Team