… urges young people to maximize social media forever
…says that learning from history is better than experience
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Monday in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, described social media as a blessing for the electorate and not just for politicians.
Thus, he advised young people to maximize the “real advantages” of social networks, pointing out that they live in the most advanced moment in the history of humanity.
He also advised young people to learn from history so as not to repeat the mistakes of the past. According to him, learning from the country’s troubled past is much better than experiencing the new one.
In a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President of Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo spoke at the Young Emerging Leaders Forum, where he was the Special Guest of Honor.
The statement is titled ‘Osinbajo tells youth to learn from history as Liberian leaders, people praise him.’
According to him, “I think that social networks are a blessing for everyone, not only for politicians, but also for the electorate and others.
“Platforms are crucial to being able to communicate and it is also important to recognize that each generation has its own technology. It has its abuses and drawbacks, but you have to make sure you maximize its real advantages.
Pointing out the momentous moment in history for today’s youth, Osinbajo said, “In terms of advancement, this generation doesn’t compare to any that came before it.
“We, who are older than you, are enjoying the technology of your generation, and I hope and pray that you will take full advantage of it to expand your knowledge and the scope of your activities, and to expand your business and your communication with other people. ”.
The vice president added that every sensible person learns from history and not from experience.
“If you wait to learn from experience, you will suffer. What you are supposed to do with history and your past is learn from it and never let it repeat itself.
“One of the most important things for young people is that they have to keep in mind all the time that their story is not their destiny, it is just part of their story.
“Your destiny is what you have decided, where you are going and will arrive as long as you do not allow the tyrant and oppressor of history to stop you,” he said.
Earlier, in her welcome address, Dr Howard-Taylor described her Nigerian counterpart as a humble and selfless leader who inspires hope for a better Africa.
“He is the humblest politician in Africa,” he said.
At the event, the Vice President was honored with a Distinguished Service to Humanity award “for exemplary service to the development of Nigeria, Liberia, West Africa and the rest of the continent, by young Liberians, some 400 of whom were part of the event. .”
Presenting the award plaque, event co-host and youth activist Mr Benjamin Sanvee said the recognition was to appreciate “all your service, all you have done and will continue to do”.
“This is a deep appreciation for years of stellar service to Nigeria, Liberia, the ECOWAS region, the continent of Africa and the world at large.”
Osinbajo was also decorated at the event with the traditional title of “Chief Flomo Barwolor,” which means “light to the people.”
The traditional title was introduced by a Liberian cultural group led by Julee Endee.
The forum was also attended by the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fátima Bio, who congratulated Osinbajo for promoting the cause of a better Africa.
Osinbajo made a brief stop at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for the Development of Women, to participate in the ECOWAS Human Rights Day program, which also coincided with the 5th anniversary of Ms. Sirleaf’s post-presidency.
In his remarks there, he applauded the former Liberian president’s contributions to the country’s development, both in and out of office.
“One of the things that he has been able to demonstrate is not only that it is possible to serve well, but also to serve outside of the office and perhaps do more.
For her part, Sirleaf called on the vice president to ensure greater female participation in government and politics in Nigeria.