Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged young people to learn from history rather than repeat it or allow it to jeopardise a better future.
Just as the Liberian President, George Weah, his deputy and different Liberian groups welcomed and decorated the Nigeria’s Vice President with traditional recognitions and awards at a youth forum in Monrovia.
The Nigerian Vice President was the Special Guest of Honour at a youth forum to mark the 60th birthday of the Liberian Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor.
The Vice President was first received in Monrovia by President Weah who held talks and welcomed him to the West African nation expressing appreciation for the VP’s one-day visit.
Later at the youth forum themed “Conversation with the Vice President and Young People,” Howard-Taylor described her Nigerian counterpart as a humble and selfless leader who inspires hope for a better Africa.
Vice President Osinbajo was honoured with an award of Distinguished Service to Humanity, for his exemplary service to the development of Nigeria, Liberia, West Africa, and the rest of the continent, by Liberian youths, about 400 of whom were part of the event.
He said every sensible person learns from history rather than from experience because while waiting to learn from experience, one suffers.
Encouraging the young people in the hall, the VP urged them to leverage opportunities offered by emerging technologies to improve themselves educationally and economically, noting that the benefits of technological innovations are numerous.
Prof. Osinbajo also made a brief stop at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center For Women Development, to participate in the programme for the ECOWAS Human Rights Day, which also coincided with the 5th anniversary of Sirleaf’s post- presidency. LEADERSHIP