Abuja, 02 October, 2023 / 9:36 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest ministering in Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has called on the government to give youth in the West African nation the opportunity to hold leadership positions so they can exhibit their respective “innovative capabilities”.
Speaking while officially unveiling an ICT hub established by the Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON) at Mater Dei Gwagwalada Parish of Abuja Archdiocese, Fr. Victor Ogunyemi also called on the government to provide an enabling environment such as a quality education for the youth to grow.
“Youths should be given the opportunity in leadership to showcase their innovative capabilities as the world is becoming increasingly digital,” Fr. Ogunyemi said on September 30.
He added, “Government should not interfere with the affairs of the youth, for example a 60-year-old man serving as minister of sports is wrong.”
The Nigerian Catholic Priest who serves as Deputy Chaplain of the Catholic Women Organisation Abuja Archdiocese (CWOAA) further said, “As at today, youths have no pride in Nigeria. They are not doing well, especially in leadership.”