Petition for the Full Implementation of the Nigerian National Youth Policy

Two years on from its last review in 2018, The Nigerian National Youth Policy has still not been fully implemented with its objectives unfulfilled and forgotten by the Nigerian Government.  We ask the Government of Nigeria to fully implement the policy as a matter of national urgency.

At a time when living as a young person in Africa’s most populous nation has become even more difficult, with Covid-19 intensifying young people’s challenges: rising unemployment rates,  increased incidents of sexual gender-based violence, lack of educational support and a nationwide collapse of small and medium scale businesses – Nigeria’s youth have been deprioritised, left behind and remain invisible to the political elite. As the country reaches a turning point, the problems that young people face can no longer be ignored.

As such, we ask the Government to prioritise investing in and supporting Nigeria’s youth population who are the future of the nation and to fully implement the policy.

The Nigerian National Youth Policy:

  • Ensures the sustainable economic engagement of Nigerian youth as part of a productive workforce
  • Fosters the development of youth through appropriate health systems, supportive social sector actions and health-related behaviours
  • Provides participation, inclusiveness and equitable opportunities for all youth
  • Builds a protective environment for youth development
  • Partnership-building and effective collaboration for Nigerian youth

 

We believe that young Nigerians deserve much better and want you to sign this petition to call on the Government to implement the National Youth Policy.

We implore all Nigerian youth to participate in the #BeingYoungInNaija campaign to demand accountability and better protection of their interests. We believe in the immense capability of our collective strength in numbers to spark meaningful change. This is where we need your help.

Please sign this petition demanding for the full implementation of the 2019 National Youth Policy- http://chng.it/ZL5rLmNKXz

Remember to share the petition after you have added your voice to this cause.

Thanks for your support.

The OXFAM WIP Team

 

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