During the pre-summit meeting held at the Nigerian embassy in the United Kingdom on the sidelines on the Commonwealth Youth Network Leaders Summit, Layne Robinson Head of Social Policy of Commonwealth Secretariat commended the Nigerian Government for its continued commitment to youth development.
In his remarks he thanked Nigeria for offering to host the Commonwealth Youth Secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria and offering to host the Commonwealth Youth and Students Summit for the African Region.
The pre- summit meeting had in attendance members of the summit taskforce and youth networks leaders from 54 Commonwealth countries attending the youth network leaders summit in London.
The summit is slated to hold in Abuja from 7th to 11th May 2023. It aims to bring together youth and students to amplify their voices and contribute meaningfully to youth development in area of entrepreneurship, education, and digital divide.
Expected participants of the summit are national youth and students organisations in the 21 Commonwealth member countries in Africa .
The summit will be hosted by the Nigerian Government in collaboration with the Commonwealth Youth Council, Commonwealth Students Association and Pan African Youth Union.