Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has commended the Federal Government’s efforts in carrying along with the nation’s youths by creating different platforms for their development.
While speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the actress sensitized Nigerian youths to the need to stand firm by the leaders to build the country rather than destroying its image.
Dike, who is also Director of Socials and Empowerment, Committee of Youth on Mobilisation and Sensitisation (CYMS), condemned fake news that was trending on social media to criticise the government`s efforts on youths` developmental projects.
“I actually think that the government is doing a lot. Prior to being a member of the CYMS, I didn’t have the knowledge of the fact that the government has so many platforms assigned to youths to be able to get them to the next level.”
“I didn’t know that because something that is actually, is worse than the pandemic which is actually eating into our society and that is fake news, which is wrong news, which is bad news.”
“Which is what we have and always have been getting, the news that the government is trying to help the youths or the platform in which they help the youth are not found.”
“The information just stops halfway, and it`s not getting to the people who actually need it.”
The Nollywood actress, however, said that CYMS, being a mobilisation and sensitisation organisation, was working to ensure that youths are enlightened by the organisation so as not to give up on the government’s programmes.