By: Tony Odey
The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Olusade Adesola has commended Tobi Amusan, for her unprecedented feat in the women’s world 100m hurdles new record of 12.12seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
The Permanent Secretary also lauded her feat recorded in the 2022 Commonwealth Games where she finished line in 12.30 seconds in the final of the women’s 100-meter hurdles.
Adesola also commended Dr. Uchechi Iweala, another young Nigerian to first perform a successful navigated lumber spinal infusion using a robot as well as many other young Nigerians who are blazing the trail in different areas of human endeavours across the globe.
The Permanent Secretary gave the commendation at the ongoing First West African Youth Security Summit holding at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja.
His words: “For instance, the very dynamic Nigerian creative industry now dominated by young professionals has garnered a global audience and huge international acceptance. The same goes for young Nigerians in the academia, sports and other professionals, where youths of the continent are blazing the trail, setting new world records as recently recorded by the buga Queen, Tobi Amusan,who set a new world record in hurdle and defended the title all the way in an unprecedented achievement.
“In a similar vein, Dr. Uchechi Iweala was reported to be the first spinal Surgeons in Maryland, USA to have performed a successful navigated lumbar spinal infusion, using a robot,” he reiterated.
“Back home, many young people are now showing renewed interest in governance and politics than ever, as seen with the recent upsurge in voter registration and PVC Collection across the country,” he added.
“Here at home, there is also a new, re-invigorated interest in governance and politics by the youth population. An unprecedented number of Nigerian youths have taken the time and pains to register so they can participate in our forthcoming general elections,” he restated.
According to him, “going by the United Nations October, 2022 report, which estimated the African population at about 1.4billion, representing about 16.72% of the global population, with a further break down of 70% estimated to be below 30 years, it shows that African continent has youth dominance and hence the future of the continent rests squarely on young people”.
He went further to explain that the security of any nation is the foundation on which any meaningful growth and development is anchored; stressing that no society can thrive in an atmosphere of insecurity, chaos and confusion.