Nigeria summit to address problems youth face
From CORRESPONDENT in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – YOUTH leaders across the country will converge inAbuja on Tuesday for the Next Generation Nigeria Summit.The event, is set for the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, aims to addresscritical challenges faced by youth.
It comes on the backdrop of youth making nearly half of the country’spopulation of 173,6 million.“Effectively addressing the critical challenges of this cluster has been adaunting task for successive administrations,” organizers said ahead ofthe event.
It was noted that after a rebased economy, Nigeria became 26th largest economy in the world and the largest in Africa.
“However, significant amount of its youth are noticeably trapped insocial, political and economic exclusion. This is evident in the increased lack of jobs; low health and education standard; social exclusion of young girls and women from economic activities particularly in disadvantaged regions, the list is endless,” organizers said.“
By implication, these challenges portend a high socio-economic cost tothe government and persistently threaten the country’s future economicprospects.”The event in Abuja on Tuesday would thus explore pledges of the PresidentMuhammadu Buhari administration to address challenges faced by youth.It will be held under the theme, “Developing a Youth-driven EconomicRoadmap for Nigeria.
– CAJ News
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