The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mr. Olusade Adesola has commended Tobi Amusan, a young Nigerian, for her unprecedented feat in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, who surged to the finish line in the finals of the women’s 100-meters hurdles to set a world record.
He also lauded Dr Uchechi Iweala another young Nigerian to first perform a successful navigated lumber spinal infusion using a robot as well as many other young Nigerians who are blazing the trail in different areas of human endeavours across the globe.
The Permanent Secretary gave the commendation at the ongoing First West African Youth Security Summit holding at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.
The same goes for young Nigerians in the academia, sports and other professionals where youths of the continent are blazing the trail, setting new world records as recently recorded by the buga Queen who set a new world record in defending the title all the way in an unprecedented achievement.
“Dr Uchechi Iweala was reported to be the first spinal Surgeon in Maryland, USA to have performed a successful navigated lumbar spinal infusion, using a robot.”
Mr. Adesola further added that in the same vein, back home, many young people are now showing renewed interest in governance and politics than ever, as seen with the recent upsurge in voter registration and PVC collection across the country in preparation for the 2023 elections.
While explaining that the security of any nation is the foundation on which any meaningful growth and development is anchored, Adesola stressed that no society can thrive in an atmosphere of insecurity, chaos and confusion.
He therefore tasked youths to explore the assets of the vast youthful population of African Continent to ensure the security of the West African sub-region.
The Permanent Secretary who equally lauded youths across the sub-region for taking practical steps to forge synergy with a view to finding solutions to common challenges confronting the continent, urged them to intensify their exploits until they see the Africa of their dream.
Earlier, in his opening address, the Secretary General of Pan-African Youth Union, Dr. Ahmed Ben who noted that the contribution of youths of any nation is key to nation building, expressed optimism that the inclusion of young people in promoting peace and security within the African continent remained critical for driving the social development and integration of Africa.
On his part, the Commandant of Nigeria Peace Corps, Ambassador Dickson Akor appealed to Nigerian youths to conduct themselves peacefully in the forth coming General Election.
PR Remi Johnson,Edited by Grace Namiji