Former President Goodluck Jonathan in a statement via his Facebook page has praised Nigerian Youths for making Nigeria proud at various times in history. He also cited instances and occurrences when Nigerian youths have made the country proud and urged them to continue to develop themselves.
He wrote: “I salute the resilience and creativity of our youths on a day dedicated to them. From Adichie to Jelani Aliyu, our youths continue to be our pride.
“When Nigeria’s economy became the largest economy on the African continent, it was and is because of our youths.
“When we perform exploits at the Olympics and other sporting events, it is because of the great Nigerian youths.
“Nigeria and indeed the world has no greater asset than our youth and you will continue to be my personal inspiration.
“My message to youths is to urge you to continue to develop yourself through positive endeavors. The future is yours. God bless our youths. GEJ”