Sunday, 2 October 2016

Nigeria at 56 : UNAIDS commends Buhari for championing youth development

 Dr Bilali Camara, the UNAIDS Country Director, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for championing youth development in Nigeria and globally.

Camara gave the commendation in a statement issued by Mr Charles-Martin Jjuuko, the Communications and Global Outreach Officer of UNAIDS Nigeria, made available in Abuja.

In the statement, Jjuuko quoted Camara as saying “President Muhammadu Buhari acknowledged the importance of youths in national development and he championed it by harnessing the potential of the youths.”

Camara said President Buhari had urged UN member states to take advantage of the number and the creative energy of young people at the recently concluded 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

“Buhari also called for the establishment of a specialised agency for youth development to achieve this strategic objective,” he said.

He expressed optimism that the attention by Nigerian government on youths would help young people in the country and globally to have productive lives.

The attention would enable the youths to positively contribute to the economic and social development of the nation, he added.

Camara then congratulated Nigeria for making 56 years as sovereign independent country, on behalf of the UNAIDS Executive Director,
Michel Sidibe.