By Mohammed Usman
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Abdu Bulama has urged Nigerian youths to crave for positive attitudinal change and transformative mindset.
In a press statement by his special assistant on media, Mr Hassan Gimba, the minister stated this when the delegation of the Northern Youth Vanguard led by its chairman, Comrade Habib Olamipekun paid a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja.
Bulama said “we must be transformed in our minds and change our mindset so as to be useful citizens’’
He said despite the challenges, the government still need critical mass of youths with patriotic mindset and zeal that will move this nation forward in all spheres of development.
He stressed that the cardinal philosophy of president’s transformation agenda is to create jobs for the teaming population of the employable youths. He then called on them to participate fully in governance and in the forth coming general elections.
He commended the noble cause of the Northern Youth Vanguard, whose major preoccupation and collective responsibility is to ensure that Nigeria remained one indivisible and united nation, adding
“I want you to promote this ideal philosophy at the national level’’.
Speaking earlier, the chairman of the non-governmental body, Comrade Habib Olamipekun said they were in the ministry to seek for the supports of government to enable them contribute their own quota to national development.
He said the youths are ready to participate and also to ensure a peaceful conduct of the 2015 polls. He stressed that they wanted to be adequately informed about government policies and programmes that are tailored towards youth development.
Olamipekun reiterated their commitment and support to government at all times.
“If you build the youth, you build the nation”, he stated.