Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has promised that the Federal Government will continue to prioritize youth development through policies and programs that equip them not just for survival in the economic world but also for positions of leadership in the future.
He stated this yesterday in Abuja during the inaugural ceremony of the National Youth Service Corps, or NYSC, 50th anniversary celebration.
Top government officials, including Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare and Minister of Information Lai Mohammed, among others, attended the inaugural event.
Osinbajo emphasized the significance of youth empowerment as a vital driver of national development while being represented by the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu.
According to him, “It is gratifying to note that NYSC has continued to renew and make itself indispensable by evolving policies and programmes that have clearly identified it as a foremost institution for development in the country.
“On our part, we will continue to accord priority to youth development through policies and programmes that will empower them not only for economic survival, but also for future leadership roles in our dear country.
“On his part, Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, lauded the NYSC for its contributions to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.