- Nigerian youths have been advised to join political parties and get elected into public office, by the nations’ vice president, Yemi Osinbajo
- Osinbajo stated that this was the only way that Nigerian youths could bring about the change they desired to see in the nation’s governance
- According to the VP, youths should stop lamenting and get involved; because if they don’t start preparing for leadership now, they would perform poorly when the time comes
Ahead of the 2019 elections, Nigerian youths have been urged by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to join political parties and get voted into public office, Vanguard reports.
The vice president made his comments at the Emerging Political Leaders Summit in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
NAIJ.com gathers that Osinbajo, who was represented by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, advised the youths to take the step in order to effect the change they desire to see in the country.
According to the VP, it wasn’t enough for youths to keep complaining; and he urged them to break the status quo by taking the chance to get elected into public office.
He stated: “Youths have a challenge in their hands for the future of our country; so, I advice you not to sit down and fold your hands and be lamenting over bad leadership or politicians.
“Get down to business, organise and do something to become elected political youths; after all, Enahoro became a leader in this country at the age of 23 and later moved a motion for the nation’s independence at the age of 27.
“The leaders there today will vacate the place tomorrow; so if you, the youths, don’t start preparing today by getting mentored and learning the ropes, there is no way you will perform very well if the mantle of leadership falls on you tomorrow.
“So, there is need for you to go in there and participate.’’
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo charged Nigerian universities to be the training grounds for graduates who are nation-builders and not just job seekers.
According to Osinbajo, higher institutions of learning should ordinarily be the domain of problem-solving, as well as a breeding house for nation-builders.
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