Commonwealth Day: Speaker, Gbajabiamila challenges Nigerian Youths on creativity

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

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Nigerian youths have been encouraged to use creative energy and equip themselves with relevant skills to positively impact their immediate environment as well as prepare them for future challenges of artificial intelligence.

Speaker House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila stated this in Abuja at the 2022 International Commonwealth Day celebration with the theme; “Delivering a Common Future” organized by the House.

Represented by the Chairman House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Buba Yakubu, the Speaker urged the youths to use the various social media platforms to learn and improve themselves to be responsible citizens who can contribute to nation-building.

He also encouraged the youths to become agents against bullying, gender violence and other societal ills that promotes discrimination and to collectively build a world that is inclusive where everyone is fairly treated.

“As good Ambassadors of your schools, I encourage you all to use your creative energy to positively impact your environment. The future belongs to artificial intelligence and you must fully equip yourselves with relevant skills in addition to your regular studies. 

You must use the various social media platforms to learn and improve yourselves in order to be responsible citizens that would contribute to nation-building. 

As future leaders, the future begins now and you must avail yourselves of these rare opportunities to play responsible roles in your immediate environment. 

The world is rapidly changing, bringing people closer and putting enormous pressure on the available resources. It is therefore important that we collectively build a world that is inclusive where everyone is fairly treated. 

I encourage you to become agents against bullying, Gender violence and other societal ills that promotes discrimination and obstruct inclusiveness within the school environment and the larger society,” Yakubu added.

The Clerk of the National Assembly Mr Ojo Amos, in a remark, described providing a common future for the nation’s youths as a huge challenge to parents and society due to the disturbing circumstances surrounding them today.

Mr Ojo explained that Nigeria is fast losing its youth to the obsession with wealth and fortune that plunged them into diabolical rituals.

“This demonstrates the need to mobilize the youth as citizens to combat the challenges and to introduce them to the issues and sensitize them on the important roles they can play in tackling some of the challenges,” Ojo argued.

The Commonwealth Day is celebrated every year on the second Monday of March to create awareness and understanding among the young people, about the Commonwealth in general and to mobilize the citizens through innovation, and other means to combat the challenges of climate change, corruption, promoting good governance, gender imbalance and boosting trade.

 

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