Perspective on Youth Participation in Nigeria’s Economic Development


Monday, August 27, 2018 8.00PM / Proshare WebTV


The Youth play a key role in shaping the transformation of nations, and this has been the experience over the centuries whether it is developed or an emerging economy. 

Nigeria with a population of over 180million people has an interesting demography of young people, who are energetic, vibrant and full of prospects to make impact in the nation. 

Currently the Nigerian youth within the age range of 18-35 years account for over the 65 % of the population of Africa’s largest economy. 

At the 18th edition of the NECCI PR Roundtable in Lagos, Stakeholders gave insight into how the youth can engage in socio-economic activities. 

Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili former Minister of Education and Convener, BBOG  in her view believed the young Nigerians must make things happen in the country. 

Ezekwesili was of the view that the youth should be dissatisfied with the situation of poor governance, and utilize their demography to positively change the course of events in Nigeria’s economic landscape. 

Mr Lanre Olusola, a Life Coach and Wellness Mentor speaking on the Nigerian youth described them as creative and dynamic people who require an enabling environment to succeed and make impact. 

Olusola was optimistic that Nigeria had a bright future as a nation, which the youth play a vital role in its development and transformation. 

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji a social entrepreneur and CEO Rise Network made a strong case for the investment in the human capital development of young Nigerians. 

She stressed the need for policies in Nigeria that drive social inclusion that provides opportunities for the youth in the country. 

The Rise Network CEO shared that Nigeria has a great chance, if it can raise globally competitive and talented youth.

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