NGO urges youths to contribute to societal development
By Halima Lukman Yusuf
Youths especially women have been urged to utilize the knowledge they possessed in various areas of specialization to change the narrative of being viewed as a second fiddle by improving the standard of living in their respective societies.
A professor of computer science and Cyber security, Aisha Ali Gombe, made the call while speaking at a one-day conference in Bauchi titled Changing the Narrative organized on Saturday by a nongovernmental organization, TEDx Bauchi.
According to Ali Gombe, women are the back born of society as they often lead the way in eradicating challenges bedeviling the various parts of society.
Aisha who is also an expert in computer engineering at the Louisiana State University USA further explained that, despite the challenges she has battled, that did not prevent her from becoming what she is today.
On her part, veteran Journalist Eugenia Abu said, avoiding toxic people is one of the ways to prosper in life.
She also described laziness as not an option of a zealous mind.
Also speaking at the event, the national coordinator for public finance on sustainable development goals, SDGs Mr. Sa’eed Tafida said, that international donors are doing their best possible to ensure that education is accessible and affordable for all.
He then, tasked the general public, especially the elites and the political class in complementing government efforts towards achieving sustainable visions and goals.
Tafida stressed the need to take proper measures urging Nigerians to gain knowledge in every spare of life towards achieving the sustainability development goals.