By Arogbonlo Israel
In commemoration of the African Youth Day, 2021, the Vice President of West Africa Pan-African Youth Union, PYU, Oladele Nihi has urged Nigerian youth to embrace productivity by contributing towards “securing the future from today”.
Oladele stated this at a event to commemorate the 2021 African youth day with the theme: “Defining the Future Today: Youth-led Solutions for Building the Africa We Want” in Abuja.
“The time is now for us as youths to collectively contribute our best quota to secure our future from today by keying into the #AfricaYouthOclock agenda,” he said.
The youth ambassador who was in attendance at the event as a panelist, stressed the need to measure the analytics to affirm that the goals set in 2019 to have 1 million by 2021, a campaign objective which aims to create direct opportunities for one million young Africans in the areas of Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement (4Es), has been achieved.
Commending leaders of the continent, particularly the African Union (AU) and other sister bodies such as the Economic of West African States ECOWAS, for working round the clock to see to the actualisation of the the 4Es and AU Agenda 2063: Building the Africa we want, Oladele admonished the youth to “key into all the objectives of this agenda, in order to achieve the Africa of our dreams”.
He further commended the Nigerian Government, and Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, ably led by Hon. Sunday Dare for putting up a remarkable program to celebrate youths across the continent of Africa; which Nigeria as the most populous country in Africa, plays a major role.
“We celebrate the youth month for year 2021; as we continue to work together as team to actualise the AU Agenda 2063.”