By Jon Egie

Nigerian youths at a recent empowerment programme in Asaba.

For a prosperous future of the economy of Nigeria, authorities at the federal, state and local levels have been charged to invest on youths of the country.

Immediate past Chief of Staff to the Governor of Delta State and Governorship hopeful for the 2023 guber race in Delta State, Olorogun David Edevbie,  gave the charge, Thursday, June 10, during one of his regular online interaction with the public.

He observed that over 70 per cent of the population of Nigeria are youths and as such, the development of Nigeria is dependent on the youths of the country.

He called on the authorities to have the courage and political will to change the old ideas and practices of undermining the potentials of the youths, to directing their characteristic energy and possibilities towards positive change. Hear him:

“Nigeria has one of the youngest population in the world. Youths comprise more than 70% of the population. Clearly, the development of our nation is wholly dependent on their abilities or lack thereof.

“Youths are the backbones of institutions and have the propensity to change dynamics and forge a paradigm shift in society.

“We must have the courage and political will to change old ideas and practices to direct the characteristic energy and capabilities of our youth towards positive change.

“We must channel their energy by creating opportunities for them to develop, build and grow.

“We have no choice but to invest in our youth today for a prosperous tomorrow.” Edevbie said.

Olorogun David Edevbie witnessing the youth empowerment programme in Asaba