President Muhammadu Buahri, on Monday, told Nigeria youths that it is in their interest to maintain peace in the country.
Buhari said this in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina during the visit of the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mohammed who is also Nigeria’s former Minister of Environment, paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
In the statement titled, ‘It’s in the interest of our youths to keep the peace, says President Buhari,’ Adesina quoted Buhari as saying that “Our own generation is on the last lap, we are exiting. It is in the interest of the youth to keep the peace. They want jobs, infrastructure and development.
Buhari added that he has sent a team led by the Chief of Staff (Ibrahim Gambari) to go round the country, talk to traditional rulers, who will in turn talk to the youth.
The statement also said that the views of the youth have been heard following Gambari’s visits round the country.
In her statement during the visit, Mohammed informed Buhari that she was on a courtesy visit to the presidency with her team to examine issues that concern the UN.
She listed the issues to include COVID-19, climate change, security, and humanitarian responses to diverse challenges posed by these issues.