Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has declared that the greatest assets every society could boast of are her youths.
The governor said efforts therefore should made to harness the potential of the youth for a better society.
Gov Uzodimma made the remark in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku, to commemorate this year’s International Youth Day (IYD).
The governor joined other good spirited individuals, nationally and globally, to wish our youth a memorable day.
The IYD is an awareness day designated by the United Nations to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding the youth.
It is a day set aside to honour the positive traits of young people, acknowledge the challenges and limitations they face trying to attain their potentials, with a view to helping them overcome those difficulties.
When the International Youth Day was first organized in 2000, the idea was to recognize the input young people make in education, community development as well as in volunteer work.
Governor Uzodimma said his government will not only support the youth in Imo State and beyond to attain their potentials in life through policies that are youth-centred, but that his government will continue to create an enabling environment that would serve as a catalyst to the youth achieving their God-given dream.
He recalled that love for the youth and recognition of their position in the society were part of the reasons his administration has empowered thousands of youth in Imo State with direct appointments and training and retraining in different skills and capacity building.