Nasarawa State: Commissioner describes Youth as innovative, smart
Amina Mohammed, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Isaac Yargwa described youth as disciplined, energetic, innovative, hopeful, fearless, smart, competitive, and determined, in making the impossible possible, against all odds.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state Ministry for Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Eche Amos, and made available to journalists in Lafia the state capital.
He emphasized that the energy and talent of the youth in the State are unmatched, hoping that with their efforts and numerical advantage, they could lead the State to new heights, imploring them to take advantage of the multi-cultural and religious settings of the State to be tolerant with one another, and be one another’s a keeper.
He charged Youth in the state to take the advantage of Governor Abdullahi Sule-led administration that would provide and initiate programs and policies that would enable the youth of the State to reach their goals.
Reflecting on the theme of the day, the commissioner said that the Ministry and Nasarawa State Government will continue to raise awareness on barriers to youth growth and development, with a special focus on the theme for this year’s celebration and ageism, which seems to impact young and old persons, while having negative impacts on the society as a whole.
“The annual event which is set aside by the United Nations focuses on the difficulties that young people experience throughout the globe and how to draw awareness to the challenges to seek solutions to them.“
The Commissioner urged the celebrants to see the day as a reminder that they are competent, strong and motivated to do things they want, encouraging them never to surrender to situations and warning them to stay off any form of violence or acts capable of jeopardizing their future and society.
He further pleaded with the youth to take advantage of the numerous youth-related opportunities the current administration provides and to continue to rally around the Sule administration to enable it to achieve its mantra of “Exceeding All Expectations.”
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Intergenerational solidarity: Creating works for all ages.”