Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications, has said the present administration is open to ideas that would move the nation forward and enhance the living conditions of the citizenry.
Shittu stated this in Abuja when the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), South-West zone, led by its President, Okikiola Ogunsola, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
He told the youth that old age of Biblical Methusella has nothing to do with the wisdom of Solomon, adding that the Nigerian youth have much to contribute to the development of the country.
He said if talents and ideas of the youth are harnessed, it would take the nation to the mountain top.
He also pointed out that the experience of the old, which cannot be quantified, could also serve as foundation and bedrock for the youth.
According to him, “Nigerian Youth are going through the worst times especially in areas of job creation.
“This has prompted the Federal Government to establish www.npower.gov.ng, a project meant for job creation for Nigerian youths, as graduates are also being encouraged to go into farming. Four new ICT innovation hubs had been opened to provide job opportunities to youths.”
He explained that leadership is about service, adding that where there is no service, there is no leadership.