Buhari: I Will Secure Your Feature:
President Buhari on his New Year message assured the Nigerian Youths of securing their feature. The Nigerian youth had embarked on a protest owing to police brutality and systematic corruption in the country.
The protest brought about unrest in the country as the youth demanded that the SARS unit be scrapped out and the entire police should be reformed. The president however, assured the youths that all their demands will be met.
The president in his speech said “In securing this nation we need to secure the future of our youth”
“Our young people are our most valuable natural resource, at home and abroad. Their ingenuity, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are 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 start-ups and in the entertainment industry”
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