Aviation Minister advises youths creativity
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Youths in the country have been advised to apply critical thinking in the search for ways of creating a stable, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.
The Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka gave this charge during the weekend at the 44th Convocation Lecture of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state, with the theme, Rebuilding the Nigerian dream: Mapping the building blocks.
Chidoka, urged the youths to focus on the opportunities ahead, rather than lamenting a bleak future.
Chidoka said the youths should be proud to be born in Nigeria, which he described as a country with the demographic dividends, the natural resources and the most progressive human resource base on the African continent that would produce the greatest opportunities for growth and advancement.
He stressed that in order to realise the Nigerian dream as eloquently alluded to by Late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, a nation that is the pathfinder and shining example for the black race, the youths should map out the building blocks for achieving the dream.
According to Mr. Chidoka, the obstacles for the realisation of the dream such as insecurity, poor physical infrastructure amongst others should not be the cause for lamentation, but should rather provide the impetus for a corrective action towards its achievement.
The Aviation Minister explained that the proper identification of the citizens is at the heart of the nation’s security system, for the construction of a middle class that could create capital and consume goods as well as remaining fundamental in maintaining authentic criminal and prison records.
Earlier in his address, the Vice Chancellor, UNN, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, commended the present administration for appointing young and vibrant youths to direct efforts aimed at driving the nation’s economy.
Also, the Chief Executive Officer, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, tasked all Nigerians to join hands in building the country, which he described as the only one they have.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of a plague to Chidoka by the Vice Chancellor and his team.