Youths have been described as an
essential part of nation building, which are known for playing a fundamental roles in building of any nation.
The Senator representating Oyo North Senatorial District at the red chamber of the National Assembly, Fatai Buhari, who was a guest lecturer at the 2nd Paliamentary Lecture of the Senate Council of Ibarapa Student Association held at the Ibarapa Town Hall on Friday, explained that the future of Nigeria rest on the shoulder of its youths.
Buhari in his lecture itemized the need for youths to engage themselves in a nation building and meaningful engagements that can move the nation forward.
He said, for a country to be politically and economically stable, there is need for viable youths, who could shape governmental policies in the country.
Buhari in his lecture titled “Building And Sustaining Viable Youths For Nation Building: The Role of Paliamentarians”, maintained that it is axiomatic to posit that there is a linkage between youths and nation building, noted that the intercourse is not only symbiotically connected, but depends on the other for it’s sustenance.
He said, if the youths are sidelined in articulation of any nation building programme, it will be very difficult and almost impossible to achieve such Initiatives.
He maintained that Nigerian youths today are since the beginning of the Fourth Republic which commenced on May 29, 1999 have continue to struggle with so many problems that have detrimentally gagged against effective nation building.
In his opening remark at the lecture, the National Senatel President of the Federation of Ibarapa Student’s Association (FIBSA), Ogunlowo Soji Aderemi, said we are in the era that prepares youths for the nation building.
He maintained that eyes of the youths have been opened to the realization of the fact that their age can be adequately used for community and nation development.