The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended Nigerian youths for being agents of change in the life of the present administration.
Buhari gave the commendation on Thursday in Abuja at the public presentation of a book titled: “The New Dawn Nigeria”, written by a group of youths under the canopy of Flex Digest Concept, a print media organisation.
The book was in honour of the change mantra of President Muhammudu Buhari.
Representing the wife of the President, Mrs Pauline Tallen, a former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, called on the youths to take their education seriously as it is their passport to the future.
“She therefore, commends the authors of this book and she prays that all of us join hands together as true change agents to help Mr President succeed in the vision for a new Nigeria.
“Mr. President is not a magician, he cannot change Nigeria alone. Mr President and his ministers are not magicians but each one of us must participate in making this change possible.
“How can we make this change possible by doing the right thing at the right time, by having the fear of God in all that we do.
“As mother of the nation she called on youths to take their studies very seriously because education is the greatest assets and passport any parent or any society can give its citizens.
“ We should therefore prepare for tomorrow by doing the right things and by making sure we fight the ills in our society.’’
Buhari also commended the NYSC members for obeying the call to serve their county as part of their contribution to national development.
‘’Through your service to this nation, you will acclimatize yourselves with what is happening in various parts of the country.’’
In his remarks the Project Coordinator, Flex Digest, Mr Kangamma Uregati, said that the change mantra of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration inspired her to write the book.
“What actually brought about this book is our belief in the change mantra of President Muhammad Buhari.
“We actually believe that he is the man, who has come to transform this nation and we have been trying to put this in place since he assumed office.
“We are convinced beyond reasonable doubt that with Buhari there will be transformation in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This book focuses on the new dawn in Nigeria; it portrays the coming of transformation; so, it is good morning to Nigeria.’’
While reviewing the book, Mr Gbenga Onaiyiga of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, said that the book had identified President Buhari as the proponent of the new dawn in Nigeria.
“The question in the book is, who takes Nigeria to the promised land? and the authors believe that President Buhari has the capacity to take our great country to the promised land.’’
Onaiyiga said the book was a good attempt by the authors at identifying with the wind of change blowing over the country.
In his message of goodwill, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that the nation’s leadership was in the hands of the youths.
He, therefore, urged them to feel encouraged by the development.
He said, “My message to the youths of this country is that this is their time and you all should assume you role as leaders of tomorrow.’’
The minister, who was represented by Mr Jimoh Lawal, a Director in the ministry, said that the youths had produced a book in which they presented their view on the struggle to deliver Nigeria out of political crisis.