Jonathan statement was contained in his message on Friday to Nigerian youth to mark this year’s International Youth Day.
He urged the youths to continue to develop themselves through positive endeavors.
“I salute the resilience and creativity of our youths on a day dedicated to them. From Adichie to Jelani Aliyu, our youths continue to be our pride,” he said in a statement.
“When Nigeria’s economy became the largest economy on the African continent, it was and is because of our youths.
“When we perform exploits at the Olympics and other sporting events, it is because of the great Nigerian youths. Nigeria, and indeed the world, has no greater asset than our youth and you will continue to be my personal inspiration.
“My message to youths is to urge you to continue to develop yourself through positive endeavors. The future is yours. God bless our youths. GEJ”