FG Declares November 1st as National Youth Day
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Federal Executive Council (FEC), has declared November 1 annually as National Youth Day to raise awareness on issues concerning youth in Nigeria and for organising public information activities on youth-related matters.
“The approval by Mr. President in Council for the commemoration of the National Youth Day on November 1 every year is further testimony to how this administration sees the youth as a resource to be harnessed and invested in. This development, coming on the heels of a similar approval for the establishment of the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund, has further energized our resolve to prioritize issues relating to the youth,” Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare said in a statement.
“Every commemoration would have a theme around which activities will revolve across the states and the Federal Capital Territory, with each one of them bidding to host the event although Abuja will host the maiden edition,” Dare added.
The announcement followed the approval of the report of the Cabinet Committee on the institutionalization of a National Youth Day on November 1 of every year through a memorandum by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The November 1 National Youth day is not to be confused with the August 12 International Youth Day set aside by the United Nations to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth across the globe.