International youth day The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday urged governments at; all levels to fashion out ways of transforming the Nigerian educational system to strengthen the capacity of the Nigerian youth.
The Speaker in a message commemorating the International Youth Day with the theme ‘Transforming Education,’ said; that the essence of education was; to proffer solutions to challenges confronting humanity.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday International youth day by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker noted that governments at all levels have the primary responsibility of ensuring that every Nigerian was; given access to basic and qualitative education.
According to the statement, the Speaker added; that democracy and good governance would thrive in an atmosphere where a sizeable proportion of the populace was; educated and well enlightened about their civic responsibilities.
While assuring that the 9th House of Representatives under his leadership would prioritise issues concerning the education sector, Gbajabiamila emphasized that revamping the sector has become imperative.
According to him, “as we celebrate the International Youth Day, I intend to use the office of the Speaker and the instrumentality of the law to fast-track the passage of this and others Bills that are capable of restoring hope to our youth to reposition them for the tasks of nation-building and global competitiveness