As the future of every country lies in their young population, ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, Tuesday, called on government to invest in young people in Nigeria in order to have a fast developing socio-economic life.
The call was made by the Country Director, AAN, Ene Obi, in an address of welcome at the Youth Digital Engagement (YDE)Project Closeout and Dissemination meeting, supported by the Danish International Development Agency, DANIDA.
Obi who expressed concern over the plight of young people in Nigeria said it is now very imperative than ever for government to look inwards and put in huge resources to digitally develop the enormous potential young Nigerians possess.
Speaking on the YDE report that was unveiled at the meeting, she said the disruption by COVID-19 pandemic amplified many challenges faced by young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, which an estimated 20 million African jobs were lost, and the impact of these job losses was acute on young people, which the report looks at the heightened challenges youth are encountering and provides a roadmap for bettering the lot of young people by building back better to create and support more livelihood now and in the future for a prosperous nation.
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