Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, has joined youths in Lagos East and Nigeria at large in commemorating 2022 International Youth Day, and charged them to get more involved in the quest for a better country.
The former bank executive, also urged youth to be at the forefront of the creativity and digital innovation that is currently shaping the world.
This year’s International Youth Day is themed, “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”.
In his goodwill message in commemoration of the day, he said that the Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL), a first of its kind Innovation Hub in Lagos East which he established is geared to give expressions to dreams and aspirations of young people and to connect them with global opportunities that digital revolution provides.
“As leaders, we understand the need to provide the shoulders for young people like you to stand on. The minimum duty we owe you is to create an enabling environment and opportunities for you to thrive in this digital revolution age. This, we are taking seriously as the trustees of your mandate”, Sen. Abiru said.
“I have demonstrated commitments to the capacity development of young folks like you by establishing Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL), an Innovation Hub that was created in partnership with a renowned tech firm, Co-creation Hub (Cc-Hub). Participants who had successfully completed training in the 5 pilot programmes attested that their lives have been tremendously impacted and the worldview altered positively.
“Also, 600 students in various higher institutions of learning in the Senatorial District benefited from the Bursary Scheme I initiated last year. The same gesture will be repeated this year.
“I urge our youths to discharge their civic duties by getting involved in the political process and vote during the 2023 general elections. You cannot afford to be indifferent about those who will determine your future”, Abiru said