THE Deputy Speaker, Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP), Chioma Aja, says the nation’s youths need to embrace technological innovations in order to fit into today’s highly competitive global economy.
Aja said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki.
She said that technological innovations and talent development were critical to the survival of the youths in contemporary economy.
She, therefore, urged the three tiers of government to initiate programmes that could prepare and equip the youths for the emerging technology-driven global economy.
According to her, the youths require the right spur through appropriate skills’ development in business and technology to be able to contribute meaningfully to the world economy.
Aja said the parliament was fully committed to nurturing the youths to appreciate the need for attitudinal change toward making the nation great.
She said: “The parliament is a legislative and developmental training institution.
“It was created to strengthen and consolidate efforts in empowering young people through meaningful youth representation.
“NYP is interested in upscaling and repositioning the youths to enable them to achieve their ambitions in life.
“Technology is a global race that will help people develop and get better.
“Creating an enabling environment is about preparing the people ahead of what the future of medicine, engineering and business, among other sectors, will become.
“It will also help government at all levels to position itself and the citizenry to be competitive, both locally and internationally.
“So, l urge the government to embark on comprehensive youth empowerment programmes in order to achieve the desired positive change for the people.” (NAN)
– Mar. 20, 2021 @ 12:13 GMT