By Our Correspondent
The Nigerian Government in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, says it will step up awareness creation to enable youth in the country make informed decision on food choices in line with the increasing global education on the healthiest and most sustainable options for both individuals and the environment.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare disclosed this in Abuja at the occasion of the commemoration of the 2021 International Youth Day Celebration (IYD).
According to him, the government will create the enabling environment and inclusive support mechanisms to ensure that youths continue to amplify efforts collectively and individually to restore the planet and protect life, while integrating biodiversity in the transformation of food systems in line with the objectives of this year’s celebration.
The minister who expressed delight as Nigerian Youth join their counterparts across the world to mark the 2021 International Youth Day Celebration, explained that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration recognises the fact that, youths hold a crucial role in the socio-economic development of the country, especially towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and related frameworks.
“Recent global priorities have centered on fighting the impacts of climate change, unemployment, poverty, gender inequality, conflict, and migration. Many nations including our country Nigeria, have witnessed young people’s unprecedented mobilization around the world, which has shown the massive power they possess to hold decision-makers accountable,” he stated.
Mr. Dare further informed that it is in line with this objective that the present administration through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, is presently training close to 5,000 Nigerian Youth across the six geopolitical zones of the country in critical areas of green stimulus, digital skills, AI and Robotics, as well as in clean and renewable energy.