From NDUKAIHE UGWU, Abuja
As the world celebrates this year’s International Youth Day, with the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action,” Goodluck Jonathan Foundation(GJF) has called on leaders across Africa to work towards a peaceful and inclusive society so that youth can meaningfully contribute towards the growth and development of the continent.
The Foundation in a statement released by its communications officer Mr. Wealth Dickson Ominabo to mark the Day, noted that an inclusive and peaceful society was needed for the development of the continent.
The Foundation extolled the resilience and patriotism of African youth and commended them for the various roles they have been playing towards addressing the many challenges of the continent especially during this time of COVID- 19 pandemic.
” On International Youth Day 2020, we celebrate youth across Africa for their resilience, patriotism, and for the work they do towards addressing the many challenges in our societies especially during this time of COVID- 19 pandemic,” the statement read in part.
“Today, we renew our call for an open society across the nations of Africa. An environment that is peaceful, inclusive, just and tolerant is what we need to develop. This is the atmosphere needed for youth and many other groups to effectively utilise their talents and skills and contribute meaningfully towards change and sustainable development.”