Vice President Kashim Shettima, has pledged unwavering support for young entrepreneurial dreams.
Spokesman of the vice president, Stanley Nkwocha, in a statement on Monday, said Shettima declared his support at the 5th Annual Under-30 CEOs Awards and Gala Night.
Represented by Rukaiya El-Rufai, Special Adviser to the President on National Economic Council (NEC) and Climate Change, Office of the Vice-President, Shettima emphasised the crucial role young people play in shaping the nation’s future.
“We believe that none of you belongs to tomorrow, for we are a young nation by our demography, by our history, and by our pursuits.”
Shettima envisioned a future where young Nigerians rise to corporate heights, build billion-dollar empires, and inspire generations of entrepreneurs.
He said: “This is a phase in the life of this nation where the drive for change must meet our commitment to creating an enabling environment.
“We are going to work with you because strategic governance isn’t just an interplay of diverse perspectives and synergy.
“It’s an investment in succession planning. This collaboration will bridge the gap between generations and sectors, fostering an exchange of ideas and ensuring that the best minds contribute to the nation’s progress.”
Shettima aligned the aspirations of young Nigerians with the vision of President Bola Tinubu saying “Our administration sees young Nigerians as harbingers of progress, the drivers of whatever reform we have set in place.
“This vision will be realized by creating an ecosystem that spawns ‘more Aliko Dangote’ among you.
“Our vehicle to where we are headed isn’t just optimism. We are driven by our collective strategic thinking and commitment to putting it into practice.”