The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has said the ministry will soon hold a national youth dialogue to make Nigerian youths join the fight against corruption.
Dalung said this in Abuja at a press conference held by the ministry to mark the “Africa Youth Day” celebrated yearly on November 1st. He said that the ministry would engage youths in both northern and southern parts of the country in the proposed dialogue.
The Minister added that the dialogue became necessary since young people were important in the fight against corruption through the use of new mechanisms. He listed the mechanisms to include whistle blowing, social media and investigative journalism.
The Permanent Secretary in the ministry Adesola Olusade, said that youths constituted over 60 per cent of the Nigeria’s population. He enjoined them to take positive actions against corruption, be good ambassadors of integrity and peace advocates.