The United Nations Children Education Fund, UNICEF and other stakeholders have called for a functional educational system to help Nigerian youths achieve their dreams.

They also drew the attention of the Federal Government to the need to create the right vision and environment that would unite us as a nation.

They made this call in Abuja at the maiden edition of the Naija Youth Talk, organised by UNICEF with the theme: “The Nigeria we Want”.

The UNICEF Country Representative, Peter Hawkins said there was need to address the challenges of education in the country, with more than sixty-four million population of youths within the age bracket of 15-35.

Hawkins, represented by Chief of Basic Education, UNICEF, Mrs Euphrates Efosie, said the youth population was a key ingredient of national development, a bridge and transition to a prosperous future, if properly harnessed.

Meanwhile, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina challenged Nigerian youths to always love the country despite all odds and experience, saying that in loving the country lies our unity.