On Tuesday, 17th of March, 2022 youth activists paid courtesy visit Federal ministry of youths and Sports development to express the challenges the youth are facing and to know what ministry are doing in tackling those issues. The visit is one of the activities under the auspice of “Being Young in Naija Project”, an initiative of oxfamnigeria.
The working visit was focused on enhancing youth development and participation in the context of sustainable development. We discussed broadly some issues that’s underpinning the development of young people in Nigeria ranges from unemployment and underemployment, security issue, harassment of the youth by security personnel across the country and some other challenges that the young people are face. We let the ministry know the actions we are taking individually under our various platforms and our collective efforts under the BYIN project to find lasting solutions to those problems most especially our advocacy work on the implementation of National Youth Policy 2019.
Speaking at the meeting, the director of youth leadership parliament (ylpnigeria) Mr. Yusuff Liadi Abiodun had the opportunity to question the ministry on the application and selection process of Nigerian Youth of Investment Funds(NYIF) which has become dubious among Nigerian youth. In response to his question, The ministry said they have disbursed the first quota of the funds in 2021 which Over 6,000 Nigerian youths have benefited from the program, and presently more than 10,000 applicants are undergoing training for the next disbursement.
They said for further clarification of doubt, the concerned entity can visit the ministry’s official website where you can have more information about the application, selection, and disbursement. (www.youthandsports.ng) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a clear picture of your problem and for enquiry, you can call any of these numbers assigned to six geopolitical zones below;
The activists promised to continue put their efforts in place to support and ensure good governance.