The Vice President West African, Pan-African Youth Union (PYU), Oladele John Nihi attends Skills Acquisition and Empowerment Program organised by National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS) earlier today in Lokoja, Kogi State. He admonished students to give top priority to skills acquisition.
The Youth Ambassador, urged the students to place utmost emphasis on skill acquisition as the skill and entrepreneurial industries are quickly evolving into the most exciting and lucrative sectors in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
“I want to appeal to government institutions, parastatal and agencies along with stakeholders, non-governmental organizations, and private citizens to focus on empowering the youths with meaningful and developmental skills, enabling environments, favorable policies, and accessibility to loan facilities in order to combat the 37% unemployment rate and 45% poverty rate, which will invariably reduce crime rate in Nigeria”.
“To be engaged is to be progressive and progressive thinkers create well-developed societies”, he asserted.
He further assured the student body of his unwavering support through his position as Vice President West Africa, Pan-African Youth Union.
The former NYCN Boss also scored in on the opportunity to tour the new NYCN Kogi Chapter Youth House, officed in the Children’s Amusement Park. During the tour, he commended Amb Uman Ogohi, Chairman of the state council on the good job he is doing with the council, while encouraging him to do more for posterity.