We’re investing in youth empowerment – Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said his administration has set up various initiatives to improve youth development and empowerment in the state.
The governor, according to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Monday, said this in commemoration of the National Youth Day.
He said, “We have embarked on the implementation of a series of youth engagements and empowerment activities and programmes through various Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
“These youth programmes and initiatives are part of the effort to address issues bothering on youth development and empowerment in the entrepreneurial, agriculture, information technology and leadership skills among other facets of life. Other mindset changing and reorientation programmes have been implemented to build the capacity of young people in Lagos State.”
According to the governor, the youths have great potential to make positive contributions to their communities.
“The youth segment is an essential key in the development of any nation, because they have the potential and capacity to make change happen for themselves, their communities and the rest of the world.
“The National Youth Day celebration has been set aside to celebrate Nigerian youth and the contributions they make, as well as highlighting issues affecting them with the aim of tackling these issues to support them,” he said.