FMYSD National Youth Conference – Over 6,000 Youth Registered To Participate Virtually


FMYSD National Youth Conference – Over 6,000 Youth Registered To Participate Virtually

Apart from the 370 youth delegates expected to physically participate in the National Youth Conference being organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD), a record 6,000 youth have registered to participate virtually.With about two weeks until the start of the National Youth Conference 2021, over 6,000 have registered online through the conference website www.nationalyouthconference.ng to participate in the event virtually.This was revealed jointly by the Conference Coordinator, Miss Nkechi Obi and media handler Gbenga Olorunpomi in a press release statement on Monday . She also said that the conference, which is set to kick-off on the 12th of October, has been generating much interest by the private sector and development agencies.According to her, the registration data reveals interesting details on gender and topic preferences. 83.2 percent of those that have registered are male while only 16.8 percent are female. 62.3 percent of the respondents are between the ages of 18 and 30, while 36.2 percent are between 31 years and 40 years old. Of the five topics to be discussed, 41 percent of the Youth showed interest in the issue of Education and Youth Development.Another 40 percent said their main interest is Politics and Nation Building while 36.7 percent picked Youth in Peace and Security as their preference.Technology and Innovation was picked by 34.6 percent of the respondents and 23.6 percent said they want to join the conversations around Sports, Entertainment and Creative Industries.The data was surprising to the team and the information gathered would dictate the tempo and depth of the conversations at the conference.“The enthusiasm with which young Nigerians are registering for the National Youth Conference is encouraging,” she said. “There is genuine eagerness by the Youth to have a front row seat at the table and that is what this conference offers.It is clear from the data we are seeing on the website that more female online users need to register.


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