The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged Nigerian youths to take charge of the future.
Sanwo-Olu stated this on Sunday, during the Year 2022 Children and Youth Harvest Thanksgiving of the Our Savior’s Church, Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion) at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Marina, Lagos, with the theme “Harvest of Restoration and Divine Satisfaction.”
He admonished the youths to participate actively in different activities that are geared toward nation-building, saying leadership is not only achieved when people are elected as governors or presidents but from various roles assigned wherever they find themselves such as in the church.
He added that serving in the house of God is a good foundation for greater career service.
He said: “What the church stands for is to give you (youths) the foundation and space for you to be able to do those things you want to do and fly to whatever height. Because indeed, you are not just the future of the nation, you are indeed the future of the world and the future is now. And so you need to be partaker of it and take full charge of it.”
He also urged Nigerians to shun division and come together in making the right choices to create a tomorrow that everybody will be proud of.
He said: “Let us hold ourselves together. Whatever is dividing us as a country are the little things that can also unite us as a country. Let us make the right choices. Let us create a tomorrow that all of them can be proud of.
“We have that responsibility to continue to make this place (Lagos) safe. We have that responsibility to continue to make sure that we will not divide ourselves. We will continue to create opportunities for every one of our citizens. And we will continue to make it home to all for as long as they want to be peaceful and law-abiding.”