Nigerian youths must be innovative, embrace government programmes– Oluremi Tinubu

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 Oluremi Tinubu, the first lady, says Nigerian youths must be
innovative and get involved in the government’s programmes to achieve financial
stability.

 

The first lady spoke on Monday when she received members of
the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) for the Easter
celebration at the State House in Abuja.

 

She said the government had initiated programmes for youth
empowerment, urging them to be innovative.

 

“I congratulate you all for the giant strides you have been
able to achieve since you started. All your programmes are quite laudable;
however, you all have to align yourselves with the government programmes,” NAN
quoted Oluremi as saying.

 

 “I want you to key
into what the government is doing.

 

“Recently, we had a national fabric competition with a prize
money of N25 million for youths between the ages of 15 and 25; those are the
things you should look forward to.

 

“We also have the ‘Every Home a Garden’ competition with a
prize of N20 million for the winner by December. These are ways you can also
make money.

 

“You have to be innovative, as there are different
innovative ways of farming now.”

 

The first lady said there is a need for more female youths’
inclusion in the leadership of YOWICAN, noting that all the executives of the
association introduced to her were men.

 

“I was wondering why all the executives introduced to me are
all men; there are no women in the executive,” she added.

 

“When women are talking about gender parity, you should be a
good example for us.

 

 “There won’t be a
better world without the women. They should be part of decision-making since
they are the ones advocating.

 

“We have to start talking about who we are as a nation
without throwing away our culture.”

 

On his part, Enwere Belusochukwu, national chairman of
YOWICAN, solicited the support of the first lady to construct a national
resource centre for the training of youths.

 

Belusochukwu said YOWICAN is willing to key into government
programmes.

 

 “I want to tell you
authoritatively that all Christian youths in Nigeria are ever ready to align
themselves with the vision of President Bola Tinubu,” he said.

 

“We will continue to pray and key ourselves into the policy
of the government, as you can see today with the way the Dollar to Naira rate
is going down. It means the policy is good.”



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