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Lai Mohammed assures of government’s partnership with youths for actualization of potentials

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Friday night, assured that the Federal Government will partner with the youths to ensure the actualization of their God-given potentials.

The Minister, who disclosed this while formally declaring closed, the 4th edition of the annual Social Media Week, held at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, said: “In our efforts to diversify our economy away from oil, I am confident that we have great options in the creative industry and the infinite
possibilities that an empowered young Nigerian can spin. We will partner with the youths to make it possible for them to actualize their dreams.”

He observed that there was no better platform than the Social Media Week, which had garnered 5 million mentions on social media, and attracted 30,000 people, in addition to 500 speakers, to engage with the youths who, he said, formed the vanguard of those who helped to bring about the much-needed change in the country.

”In this respect, we hope to play a more active role in subsequent editions (of the Social Media Week),” he said.

The Minister, who also fielded questions from the audience on issues ranging from Boko Haram to tourism and the country’s image, congratulated the organizers of the gathering, which provided the ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.

Earlier, while welcoming the Minister, the Convener of the Lagos Social Media Week, Mr. Obi Asika, expressed the hope that the Federal Government would collaborate with the organizers to ensure that the 5th edition, to be held in 2017, was even bigger than the previous editions.

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