Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF) has called on the Federal Government and all stakeholders to create an enabling environment for youths to thrive while ensuring equal opportunity and providing tools needed to succeed.
The Founder and President of ASYARF, Dr. (Amb.) Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua, made the call in Abuja in Special Message to celebrate this year’s International Youth Day, which is in line with the United Nations (UN).
Stating that the theme of this year’s celebration is: “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption”, ASYARF President said: “It is also important that youth takes the lead in various aspect of the economy. This will create a viable atmosphere”
“This year’s ‘#YouthDay’ theme focuses on SDG 12 with a call to all youth around the world to be leaders and sustainability achievers. There are several programmes and innovative policies the youth can engage in to achieve enough food production, Technology, employment and capital which could eradicate absolute poverty around the world and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production to yield growth, good economy and green energy”, she added.
Asabe Yar’Adua also called on all the youths around the world to indulge every applicable measures needed to lead and achieve sustainability, adding that “the youth we see today are leaders and parents of tomorrow”.
“The life and environment we create for them today determined their success rate and impact in the Society. While several youths are excelling, others are still searching in the dark for light to shine on their path. The youths all over the world, need to be carried along, given the space and tools to quickly step in and take the lead.
“They (the youth) are essential in achieving the vision 2030. Step by step, the vision can be achieved and with this year’s theme, which focuses on eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production, engaging the youths and providing them with lands for agriculture, literacy and skills for employments and job creation, IT Learning centres and access to grants and loan will help to achieve absolutely over 80 per cent of the Vision 2030”, ASYARF Founder further said.