By Daniel Tyokua
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA ) Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola has called on stakeholders to involve more youths in nation building.
He made the call in Abuja when some members of the Nigeria Youth Parliament led by the minority leader, Hon. Daniel Uwadia visited him.
Olusade urged key actors in the country to ensure that youths are fully engaged to achieve sustainable development.
The Permanent Secretary explained that when the youths are carried along in all areas, restiveness and other vices that destroy values will be reduced to the barest minimum, if not completely eradicated.
He linked most of the challenges plaguing the country to neglect of the youths by successive government and other critical stakeholders.
According to him, youths were veritable assets to every nation, and the roles they play was key to economic development and growth.
In his words , ” from my days in the ministry of youths and Sports I have come to the conclusion that youths are very key and strategic to the development of every society and nation. The youths have bern very resourceful to men and the ministry as well.
Even here at the FCTA the youths remain very strategic to the development of the FCT”
In his remarks, the minority Leader, Hon. Daniel Uwadia who presented a congratulatory plaque to the Permanent Secretary, said the gesture was in recognition of his sterling qualities that have helped to motivate the youths.
Uwadia who is also the Edo state representative at the Parliament said his group came to congratulate the Permanent Secretary on his transfer to the Administration of the Federal capital Territory.
He used the occasion to appeal to youths across the country to shun violence and close ranks with government to tackle insecurity and other challenges confronting the nation.