On Wednesday, Mr. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo, President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) applauded Mr. President and Hon. Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development for the N75nillion Nigeria Youth Intervention Fund (NYIF) which was endorsed by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
In a statement issued on thursday Mr Sukubo said:
”President Buhari has rekindled our hope in his administration and Nigeria. We are proud that the President has once again confirmed that is not just the grand patron of NYCN, but also the father of Nigerian youths. It is known to us that most of the policies and programs of this administration are for the benefit of the youths.
“With NPower which is by the youths and for the youths, Anchor Borrower Programme, Youths Agriculture intervention programs, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) youth intervention projects, 774, 000 Special works recruitment, signing of the Not Too Young To Run Act, appointments and inclusion of youths in government among others, Nigeria youths will forever be grateful to President Muhammdu Buhari. No President in the history of Nigeria has ever done this much for Nigeria youths. We commend this administration for all these.”
Sokubo urged the over 85 million youths to take advantage of this opportunity to uplift not just their living standards, but to turn around the country’s economy.
He said while NYCN pledges its support to this administration, it urged the federal government to fully utilise and monitor the ‘Youth Bank Initiative’ in order to reduce poverty, crime rate and unemployment among the youths.