From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin

Edo Government has said the just-concluded maiden Youth Colloquium Boot camp in the state was organised to harness the capacity and utilise strength of youths towards the development of the society.

Commissioner for Youth and Humanitarian Affairs, Chris Nehikhare, said this at the end of the boot camp which was part of the activities lined up by the state government in commemoration of the 2022 International Youth Day.

He said government had done by directly investing in the youths, adding that the empowerment of the youths was directly proportional to the growth of the society.

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“This is one of the underlining rationales for organising the event and it is our belief that the beneficiaries will imbibe the necessary knowledge garnered that will enable them be positive change agents which will be reflective in both principle as well as character and become the culture among them.” 

Nehikhare said the state government committed resources to the event believing that the expected return on the investment would be the impact to be made by the youths in the paths of life they choose to follow or the paths they have chosen to create.

The commissioner maintained that the objective of the colloquium/boot camp was to drive and instil key universal values on youths and young people of the state so that their actions would be realigned to more positive productive ventures in their chosen career paths.