Lagos Commits To Enhanced Programs For Youth Development

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The Government of Lagos State has vowed to prioritize initiatives aimed at the youth, with a strong focus on empowering them with essential knowledge and competencies vital for supporting the realization of the intelligent urban project and paving the way for a more promising future.

Dr. Obafemi Hazmat, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, delivered this assurance during his keynote speech at the climax of the 2023 Global Youth Day event, centering on the theme: ‘Empowering Youth with Eco-Friendly Skills for a Sustainable Global Environment’.

Representing Hazmat at the event held on Saturday at Alausa, the Secretary to the State Government, Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, conveyed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to magnifying efforts on behalf of the youth, which led to the incorporation of ‘Youth Engagement’ into his T.H.E.M.E.S+ Agenda.

Speaking, Hamzat said that through the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, they are nurturing the youth populace for the times ahead. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration is resolute in its determination to amplify its support for them, as evidenced by the addition of ‘Youth Engagement’ to the THEMES Plus Agenda, signifying their intensified focus on their welfare.

Highlighting the significance of International Youth Day, Mrs. Toyin Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, underscored that this observance, designated by the United Nations, serves to draw the attention of governmental bodies, NGOs, educational institutions, corporations, and other pertinent stakeholders to the imperative of directing their efforts towards harnessing the potential of young individuals as pivotal assets in community and nation building.

 

 

 

 

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