It has been asserted that about two hundred million youths globally, and over seventy percent of then in Nigeria are not achieving their full potentials.
Professor Bukoye Roseline Olufunke stated in paper she presented at the 17th inaugural lecture at the university Main Campus, Lapai with the theme; “A Counsellors Perspective on the Paradox of Raising Youth and Healthy Generation”.
She said the situation has huge implications for their health and for society at large, stressing that investment in early years of the youth provides one of the greatest potentials to reduce health inequalities for appropriate total well being of every nation.
She argued that there should be provision of quality compulsory primary and secondary education for all children adding that, “the youth should be involved in variety of programs to train them to understand the root causes of social and Community issues, cultural consciousnes.”
In his remark, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu said the theme of the lecture is apt in view of Nigerians preparation for 2023 general elections and challenges of youth restiveness.
He stated that with the current electioneering campaign, the nation required a healthy generation of youth for smooth transition of power at all levels.
He applauded the 17th Inaugural lecturer Professor Bukoye Roseline Olufunke for further sensitizing the society on youth and healthy generation.
Also in a welcome address, the Chairman Senate Committee Conferences on and Seminars, Professor Victor A. Kolawole said the theme is topical, current and relevant to development issue in Nigeria, saying that problems of raising youth and healthy generation include but not limited to juvenile delinquency.
Highlights of the event included presentation of certificate and plaque to the Inaugural Lecturer.