By Gami Tadanyigbe
Mr Godwin Onmonya, National Coordinator of the group made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gwagwalada on Saturday.
He said NYMSA was aimed at stimulating the process of key areas that will allow youths to act as ambassadors to tackle global challenges.
“We want the government to engage Nigerian youths in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as they touch every aspect of life.
“SDGs are universal agenda for transforming our world with the aim to integrate the dimensions of development on economic and social environment.
“The youths are deeply embedded with passion to strive and create innovative solutions; they are essential if sustainable development is to be realised,’’ he said.
He added that the success of the SDGs depends on the full participation and engagement of Nigerian youths in the planning, implementation and monitoring the progress of SDGs.
He said, “The future of humanity and of our planet lies in our hands and in the hands of today’s generation who will pass the torch to future generations.
“I call on young people to fulfil their roles of uniting diverse groups of young people to fight for the same goal and see the attainment of the SDGs as long term achievement.
“Young people are communicators, therefore, they can be partners in communicating the 2030 agenda to their peers and communities. ’’