The National Youth council of Nigeria has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and his team for the developmental feats achieved in the year 2019.
The group, however, wants government to look into those challenges that prevented Nigeria from faring better in some sectors,which majorly impact on the youth.
For many Nigerians, 2020 should be an improvement on the previous years in terms of socio-economic growth, security, rule of law, governance, among others.
This was supposed to be the magic year in which Nigeria would have attained industrial development and become a force to be reckoned with in the global community.
Nigeria’s youths would have been the major beneficiaries of such progress, and the National youth council is optimistic that there is room for improvement in critical areas that can drive development in the country.
The council is prepared to start engaging constructively with youths to explore ways of addressing these challenges.
From all indications Nigerian youths appear indifferent about what goes on in the corridors of power but are more interested in socio- economic indices such as: economy, employment, rule of law, security, accountability in government, health and education.
The Council is resolved to set agendas in these areas, for government at all levels.
Now that the budget has been passed, its early execution in 2020, is expected to bring appreciable improvement in infrastructural development with attendant positive effects on the GDP which will come from improvement of economic activities.
Youths are expected to benefit from the continued closure of the borders which should not only check illegal influx of immigrants into the country but curb smuggling.
The National Youth Council believes this will also help contain insecurity and protect local industries.
The NYCN leadership also performed a symbolic national unity tree planting in support of National food security and adverse effects of climate change.