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Buhari I've your best interest at heart,' President tells Nigerian youths

Buhari restated his administration's commitment to improve the quality of life of the Nigerian youths.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration's commitment to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for Nigerian youths.

In his message on Friday, August 12, to mark the 2016 International Youth Day, Buhari said he will not forget the roles played by the Nigerian youths in his election as President.

"Those young people are immensely energetic and talented, consistently blazing the trail in the arts, sports, business and technology," he said.

"We are proud of what you have done and what you are able to do.’’

According to the president, his administration belongs to the Nigerian youths.

He stated that it was in view of this that the Federal Government launched a number of initiatives, targeted at expanding the economic opportunities available to young Nigerians.

Buhari said: "N-Power, our job creation scheme, for which applications are ongoing, will employ 500,000 of you in agriculture, education, healthcare and technology.

"The Aso Villa Demo Day will soon bring 30 of the most innovative young Nigerians to the State House to showcase their talent in providing technology-based solutions to some of our most challenging problems.

"The Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), part of our N500 billion Social Investment Programme, will provide soft loans to thousands of young entrepreneurs across the country.’’

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The president added that these are just some of the many initiatives his administration has designed and being implemented for the youths across the country.

He assured that his administration will create an enabling environment for them to realise their potentials.

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