Prof. Ali Pate, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, has affirmed the Federal Government's dedication to enhancing the welfare of adolescents and young adults across the nation.
He made this announcement during the 2023 Global Forum for Adolescents in Abuja, themed "With and for Adolescents, Our Future is Now."
Pate emphasized that the well-being of adolescents is pivotal for sustainable development and recognized the significance of a comprehensive government approach to address the various challenges impacting young people in the country.
He further declared their commitment to improving adolescent well-being, aligning with Sustainable Development Goals, and viewing this investment as essential for the future of society, the economy, and the environment.
Additionally, the government vows to prioritize adolescent welfare and integrate SDG objectives into national development plans, with a focus on gathering disaggregated data to better understand the issues and opportunities affecting adolescents.
Pate also highlighted the intention to involve adolescents and young people in policy and program design, implementation, and monitoring, and to increase financial support and implement service delivery initiatives aimed at enhancing the well-being of this demographic.
In conclusion, the Federal Government remains unwavering in its pursuit of realizing the potential of adolescents and young people, with the ultimate goal of nurturing healthy, prosperous generations for the future of the nation.