Chief Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, has restated the Federal Authorities’ commitment to youth empowerment.
A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs to the minister, Mr Julius Bokoru, on Wednesday stated Sylva gave the reassurance when he received David Adeleke, also known as Davido.
The minister and Adeleke, the award-successful musician discussed art, politics, youth empowerment and harmonisation of the various age grades within the nation.
Sylva stated: “your generation is a smart one but it must proffer solutions too. If we all blame ourselves then we’re farther and farther from any real solution.
“We should all harmonise, brainstorm and come up with creative concepts to enhance life in our nation.’’
The minister assured the musician that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration “is on a fair and right trajectory in addressing concerns raised by the #EndSars protesters’’, in response to Davido’s concern.
Earlier, Davido commended the minister for his signature fuel initiative, especially the Nationwide Fuel Enlargement Programme (NGEP) and the Autogas schemes designed to lessen dependence on petrol.
The musician noticed that petrol was costlier, heavier and less eco-friendly compared to gas.
The minister and Adeleke also discussed the possibilities of building platforms for youth improvement and talent discovery.