Nigerian Students under the aegis of the Council of Higher Institutions (COHI) have joined their contemporaries in Nigeria and across the world in commemoration of the 2021 International Youth Day (IYD).
The United Nations recognized every August 12th, as International Youth Day, as it’s inspiring to see that in the midst of every imaginable problem devouring the world, youth continue to achieve breakthroughs in order to make the world a better place.
However, the Council of Higher Institutions (COHI), which is an offshoot of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit in a Press statement to mark the 2021 International Youth Day, demanded more for young people who lack the requisite educational, economic, nutritional, social, and other sorts of support in the country.
Addressing this year’s theme, “Transforming food systems: Youth innovation for human and planetary health”, the Coordinator of the Council of Higher Institutions students body, AbdulHafeez Odusanya, noted that, the world is turning to the youths for help.
“If we care about individual and global health at all, we must reassess our feeding systems, as evidenced by the coming global warming and an increase in the number of strange health distresses. Investigations have even traced Covid’s origins back to feeding” he said.
AbdulHafeez said, as Muslims who are enlightened, “our religion has put in place enough teachings to be innovative in our worldly doings as well as etiquettes guiding us to good health.”
The COHI Coordinator called on every institution as well as government agencies to embrace youths in all of their affairs as they are today’s leaders.
He reaffirmed that COHI will continue to contribute to the success of youths at higher institutions through their various activities and also ready to cooperate with everyone who supports the progression of youth in the Nigeria.
Odusanya AbdulHafeez A
Council of Higher Institutions
MSSN Lagos State Area Unit