Youth Innovation Hub seeks to promote economic growth through creativity, entrepreneurship

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The InnoCreativa Youth Hub declared open on July 2, in Lagos by Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, has received significant traffic online from Nigerian Youths who want an outlet for their creative energy on
The Youth Hub was launched at the Civic Centre alongside the launch of the United Nations’ Solutions 17 Sustainable Development Goal’s programme, an event which was well attended by the Ronald Kayanja, country director of the United Nations Information Centre, diplomatic missions, corporate organisations and members of the press.

Foluke Michael, promoter of the project, and the founder of Creative Youth Community Development Initiative confirmed that calls for entries to be part of Solution17 for United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 have been embraced by Nigerians.
“Just one week into the calls for entries we have had unprecedented traffic on our websites and beyond anything, this has communicated to us that the interest by the Nigerian youth to contribute to the SDGs has been on the rise” she said.

Last week, Soyinka, a supporter of the project, who spoke at the unveiling of the Innocreativa Hub, said that the Nigerian youth needs to do a little more to be part of the solution to national and global problems.
He said; “Nigerian youths are full of spunk outside but when they are inside Nigeria, they are full of gas. We are building a generation of illiterates. They are the first to comment on the internet on issues they are ignorant about. When you talk about education, I get texts from the new generation and can’t believe these texts are from the youth.”
He went ahead to commend Michael’s initiative and her team as one of the examples of positive engagement of the myriads of the Nigerian problems.
“I have had …