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Int’l Youth Day: Speaker Abbas hails Nigerian youth, encourages skills acquisition



The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has hailed the Nigerian youth on the occasion of the 2023 International Youth Day.

In a statement on Saturday by Musa Abdullahi Krishi, the Special Adviser to the Speaker he expressed delight with the abundant talent and resilience exhibited by the Nigerian youths.

The United Nations General Assembly, in December 2009, adopted Resolution 64/134 proclaiming the year commencing 12 August 2010 as the International Year of Youth. This year’s edition is themed: ‘Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World.’

In line with this year’s theme, the Speaker encouraged the Nigerian youth to be at the forefront of skills acquisition to contribute their quota towards a sustainable world.

The Speaker noted that stakeholders in both the public and private sectors have agreed that the youth are critical to the development of the country, owing to their population and excellence in various fields, locally and internationally.