Take Up Leadership Roles, Osinbajo Tells Nigerian Youths
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has advised youths in the country to take up leadership roles through innovative ideas.
Osinbajo gave the advice at the 2017 national youth convention of the church of the Lord Prayer Fellowship, with the theme, ‘Unfailing Love’, held on Saturday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Vice-President, who was represented by the Chaplain of the Villa Chapel, Mr. Sheyi Malomo, specifically challenged the youth to start thinking of leading the nation.
He recalled that Nigeria was built and shaped into a great nation by the youth who were determined to build a formidable and united country.
According to him, people like Gen. Yakubu Gowon and the late Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu, who led the civil war, were in their 30s when they succeeded in uniting the country.
He said, “There is this popular saying that youths are the leaders of tomorrow but the tomorrow we are talking about is now.
“This is because the youth are leading in the world now, both in ideas and innovations and that is why we have the Facebook developer, Mark Zuckerberg, who is in his 30s.
“One of the things that you need to do as youths is to start to take responsibilities and rise up with commitment to God.’’
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