President Muhammadu Buhari has approved November 1st every year to commemorate National Youth Day.
In a statement released on Twitter by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, he said the national day will be celebrated to draw attention and find solutions to the issues that affect the Youth.
“Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find solutions to the issues that affect the Youth. Mr President as again demonstrated his commitment to supporting youth-focused policies. Thank You.”
PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported that Buhari approved the establishment of a N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) for three years, following a memo presented by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development.
In a statement released by Mr Dare, he said: “The NYIF is to serve as a sort of Youth Bank that will fund and support the innovative ideas, skills, talents and enterprise of the Nigerian Youth.
The ministry set up a focal group on the newly-approved Nigeria Youth Investment Fund.
The focal group is an assemblage of youth leaders and groups from diverse fields, entrepreneurial experts and individuals with youth development and finance experience.
The group is entrusted with processing concerned parties’ views and inputs about the Fund and making the same available to the NYIF’s Technical Committee.”
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