Jonathan Youth Vanguard, a youth group, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to facilitate wealth creation in economy of the nation so that potential of the youth towards youth development can be harnessed.
The group said that no country in this world with poor and hungry citizens can develop and would like to mobilize support for the President helping him succeed in delivering his agenda to the Nigerians.”
“We are determined to mobilise support for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to succeed as he leads our nation to prosperity and greatness,” national convener of the group, George Turner, said. “We commend and congratulate Mr. President on his four-point agenda, namely electoral reform, power supply, security, and Niger Delta development as well as anti-corruption crusade, which we view as the most critical areas of our national development challenge.”
The group said the federal government needs to add wealth creation as its fifth agenda, because a nation whose citizens wallow in abject poverty and hunger cannot develop.
“Therefore, we call on the president to immediately create wealth through the development of such institutions as small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs), as well as promote competitiveness in the nation’s industrial sector. We are confident that he will empower the youths meaningfully in a manner that their future will be securely guaranteed,” he said.
Mr. Turner said that the group was formed as a youth-based political organization that would offer the platform for youth across Nigeria and in the Diaspora.