Young Nigerians must be creative as COVID-19 rages on – VP Yemi Osinbajo!
Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has urged young Nigerians to be problem solvers amidst the current COVID-19 situation which has in a way affected the normal order of things in the society.
The Vice President said young people must employ their creative ingenuity and take advantage of the opportunities available to them as the COVID-19 Pandemic rages on.
He made this remarks at the virtual valedictory service of Edgewood College in Lagos.
Yemi Osinbajo said;
“No matter how you look at it, you are unique. The game changed in your generation, you are certainly a class of game-changers. The point with any opportunity is that it must be seized if you are to benefit from it, which is why you must never take your place in history for granted. There is always a divine reason for it.”
He also went on to say that;
“circumstances have moved you ahead. No one has been here before. None of your parents or mine can tell you how life would be in or after a global pandemic. We know some but not nearly all of the challenges and all of the opportunities that will come with it. And if you tell me that you would have to wait until you get into University and even graduate before you start to answer those questions then you are missing the opportunity that history is offering you.”
He also said that there is no age barrier or limitation as to what going people can achieve, he believes it’s all depends on making the best of opportunities.
“There is no qualifying age to be a problem solver, an entrepreneur, a great poet, an inventor, or an author,” he said. “Age doesn’t matter. You must from now begin to examine the solutions to the problems that we face and will face now and in the coming years.”