Every 12 August is observed as a day of awareness, designated by the United Nations (UN).
However, the 2023 theme is ‘Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World’. The UN stated, “Today, the world is embarking on a green transition”.
Green skills are “knowledge, abilities, values and attitudes needed to live in, develop and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society”.
Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant, and to face the challenge of change. This is the time Nigerian youths must stay awake to bring to bear the desired transition ever clamoured for. We the youth must realize that we have the power to make decisions.
While green skills are relevant for people of all ages, they have heightened importance for younger people, who can contribute to the green transition for a longer period of time.”