On behalf of the board and management of YES Project Initiative, the entire members and the teeming Nigerian youth, I wish to express my deep appreciation and to commend Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian President for approving N75 billion Youth Investment Fund
Given the magnitude of unemployed youth in the country and the degree of poverty they face, I am optimistic that the investment fund will go a long way in salvaging the situation, especially in this COVID-19 era.
Nigeria is blessed with a huge population of highly energetic young people. But sadly, a lot of them roam the streets in search of nonexistent jobs and consequently, some of them have taken to criminal activities.
It is a fact that when youth are gainfully employed and meaningfully engaged, they can contribute not only to their immediate wellbeing and of their families but to the society at large.
Nigeria’s youth is the nation’s most valuable assets and investing in them, is investing in national development.
This is why we consider the Youth Investment Fund initiative a laudable project and also timely.
As an organization that has championed youth empowerment for some years now, I make a special appeal to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and other MDAs saddled with the responsibility of administering this fund, to consider getting YES Project Initiative involved in the implementation this project.
Having worked with youth for many years and are constantly in touch with them, we believe there is a lot we can bring to the table if and when granted the opportunity.
Signed; Mohammed Danjuma – Chairman, BoT.