The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved November 1st of every year as the National Youth Day, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said.
According to the minister, the President made this known during a Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
Announcing that the day has been set aside for the celebration of Nigerian youths, Dare tweeted, “Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find solutions to the issues that affect the Youth. Mr. President as again demonstrated his commitment to supporting youth-focused policies. Thank You.”
Although the meeting was virtual, Buhari presided from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja while some ministers participated virtually from their offices.
The meeting, which started at about 10am, also has Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in attendance.