*‘We Will Work For You’ – Reps Assure Nigerian Youths*
The House of Representatives has said it will intensify its advocacy for the commitment of more resources by the executive to the welfare and empowerment of youths in the country under the current dispensation.
Chairman of the House Committee on Youth Development, Rep. Martins Esin made the pledge, Monday, when he led other members of the committee to inspect facilities at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Paiko, Niger State.
In his remarks, Rep. Esin said the House will not only oversee NYSC activities and those of the Ministry of Youth Development, but will practically offer its support to aid the institutions function optimally.
The lawmaker explained that the House Committee on Youth Development is already calling for youth-responsive budgeting by the federal government, which he noted will increase the economic opportunities available to young Nigerians.
“We in the House Committee on Youth Development are insisting on youth-responsive budgeting as we make ready to receive and interrogate the 2024 Appropriation Bill from the executive.
“Make no mistake, leveraging our constitutional powers, we will work to guarantee a brighter, safer and more prosperous future for the youth of this country,” he emphasised.
Esin who represents Oron/Mbo/Okobo/Udung Uko/Urueoffong Oruko Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State further admonished the Corps members to seize the opportunity to demonstrate patriotism through diligent national service.
“As Corps members, you have been given a unique opportunity to contribute to the progress of our nation. You have been deployed to Niger State, where you are expected to engage in community development projects, teach in schools, provide healthcare services, and participate in other activities that will positively impact the lives of the people.
“Part of the essence of our visit to you today is to emphasize the importance of your role as agents of change. As educated young Nigerians, the future of our nation lies in your hands, and it is up to you to make a difference,” he said.
“As you prepare to conclude your orientation course and embark on this important national assignment, always remember that you are not alone. The Nigerian government, through the NYSC management and the entire National Assembly, is here to support and guide you every step of the way,” the Chairman reassured.
The parliamentarians were earlier conducted around the Orientation Camp by the State Coordinator Mrs Abdulwahab Olayinka on an inspection of camp facilities including the kitchen, hostels, clinic, etc.