The Federal Government has said all Youth-based initiatives introduced are consistent with its policy of positioning the youth for strategic leadership in different fields of endeavour.
President Muhammadu Buhari said this in Abuja at the maiden National Youth Day celebration, where he recognised 15 youth innovators.
President Buhari listed some of the initiatives as; Nigerian Youth Policy in 2019, Nigeria Youth Investment Fund 2020, Young Farmers Initiative, Digital Skills and Entrepreneurship.
Others are Employability and Leadership/Mentoring (DEEL) Programme, which recently received an approval of ₦4 billion for implementation, and the Not Too Young to Run Act.
The rest are the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES), the N-Power, SI and Disaster Management, the Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme, Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS) and the Youth Enterprise with Innovation In Nigeria (YouWIN).
The President also said the $20 million Technology Fund for Young Innovators were some of the major initiatives empowering youths across the country.
Restating his call for national unity, President Buhari said youths were better positioned to drive the indivisibility of Nigeria and collectively overcome whatever challenges bedevilling the nation.
With the theme “Invest in the Youth, Secure Our Future”, Youth Innovators and winners of the 60-day App Challenge organised by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development received cash rewards.