The Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sen. Tokunbo Abiru, has celebrated the resourcefulness and creativity of Nigerian youth.
In a goodwill message to commemorate the 2021 International Youth Day with the theme, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, Abiru reiterated the urgent need for young people to be at the ‘forefront of the creativity and innovation that will transform food security and combat climate change in the new industrial age’.
He said :“As we are all aware, the pandemic that took the world by storm in the year 2020 has no doubt permanently altered the course of history. Everything, from social interactions, modes of worship to commerce and access to finance have changed in conformity with the new normal.
“The dislocations occasioned by the raging pandemic put most business concerns and solutions in jeopardy whilst it also gave rays of hope to hitherto unthinkable options.
“In other words, as many groaned over loss of businesses, the pandemic created unprecedented opportunities for others to boom. Facemasks, hand sanitizers, logistics, virtual meeting tools and applications became the fastest selling global products. Smart companies rather than agonizing over the plague, confronted an existential threat by aligning with what moves in the market”.
Senator Abiru commended young Nigerians in the tech space who leverage the pandemic to rise into prominence stressing that he will prioritize legislative interventions that will create opportunity for creativity of young people to boom.