Just Like Dolapo Osinbajo, Fashola Advises The Youths
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Thursday called on the youth to rise up to the responsibility of nation building, as the future belonged to them.
Fashola made the call during the 81st anniversary, Ikoyi Club 1938 Lecture in Lagos.
Speaking on the topic “Youths and Leadership in Nation Building”, the minister said that there were several opportunities youths must seize locally by taking responsibility, instead of migrating to other countries.
“Have we built that spirit that we will not give up on our country? There is a lot of goodness here in Nigeria, unless you change your mindset, you will not see it,” he said.
Fashola urged youths to change from that mindset of entitlement only to include duties to the nation, to ensure development of the country.
He said that every generation had duties it must carry out and challenged Nigerian youths to take initiative to change trends.
The minister said that youths locally and globally who chose to act to fill leadership vacuum had changed the way things were done in various sectors, lifestyles and livelihoods.
“Youths should have a sense of duty, every generation of youths must understand their duty and rise up to it. That sense of duty and responsibility is what is important.
“Everybody has a space to contribute if we move away from our sense of entitlement,” he said.
Speaking on duty and leadership, he said young people had the responsibility of defending a nation.
He said that the responsibility to build Nigeria fell “squarely on the shoulders of the young people”.
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