Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended his admiration and gratitude to the Nigerian youth population on the occasion of International Youth Day (IYD 2023). In a statement released on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu acknowledged the pivotal role of the youth in propelling the nation’s new economic horizons.
Highlighting the significance of the youth demographic, the Governor affirmed that Nigerian youths are at the forefront of the creative and digital economy. He emphasized that their endeavors are driving innovation and growth, positioning Nigeria as a participant in the global technological landscape.
Governor Sanwo-Olu reaffirmed his administration’s unwavering commitment to fostering substantial opportunities for Nigerian youths within Lagos State. This commitment, he noted, is intricately woven into the THEMES+ agenda – an initiative designed to address various aspects of development and progress in the state.
The Governor underscored the tangible contributions of Nigerian youths to the creative and digital economy, emphasizing their role as influential change agents and emerging employers of labor. He praised their resilience, citing how they have overcome the challenges posed by the evolving global economic climate to pave the way for fresh economic ventures within the country.
In his statement, Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed deep pride in the accomplishments of the nation’s youth, particularly in the domains of music and film. He celebrated their ability to captivate international audiences with their creative outputs, asserting that Nigeria has positioned itself as a global leader in these artistic realms.
As International Youth Day serves as a reminder of the potential inherent in young people, the Governor pledged his government’s continuous support to help youths realize their aspirations. He noted that a crucial aspect of the T.H.E.M.E.S+ Agenda centers on empowering youths as architects of a promising future for Lagos State and the nation as a whole.
In conclusion, Governor Sanwo-Olu’s message on International Youth Day conveyed both admiration for the youth’s achievements and the government’s commitment to providing an enabling environment for their innovative endeavors.