Nigerian youths must innovate, think and act globally to become more relevant in this generation, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said.
Prof. Osinbajo said this during the South-West Youth Summit in Osogbo, Osun State capital today.
In a keynote address at the event tagged ‘West 2040’, the Vice President urged young people to shun corruption and other vices, and instead develop themselves by building integrity and seeking honest ways to make a lasting impact in society.
Prof. Osinbajo said, “You don’t have to steal, you don’t have to cheat or do anything untoward to get money. You must be determined to work hard, you must determine to be a person of integrity, determine to ensure that you build your works correctly, so that at the end of the day, you are able to enjoy whatever you have in peace.
“We must also recognise that every generation owes itself the duty of converting its challenges to opportunities and success. You must make contacts across the country, you must build bridges across the country; you must see yourself first and foremost as a Nigerian citizen. It is from this Nigeria that we would make the kind of progress that each and every one of needs. So while we are here locally, we must think nationally, and we must think globally. And we must act nationally, and we must act globally.”