Youth have em­u­lated a lot from Buhari, ready for pol­i­tics

Daily Trust - - YOUTHVILLE - Text by Lat­i­fat Opoola (@Lat­i­fatOpoola)

Across sec­tion of youth have called on lead­ers to strengthen their ef­forts and in­clude them in poli­cies, pro­grammes and de­ci­sion-mak­ing pro­cesses for the ben­e­fit the fu­ture of the coun­try.

For­mer Youth Direc­tor of the Buhari-Bakari Pres­i­den­tial Cam­paign in 2011, Aboderin Oye­wole Olu­muyiwa told YOUTHVILLE that youth are ready to take up the man­tle of lead­er­ship.

With the role they played in the 2015 gen­eral elec­tions, Aboderin said Nige­rian youth are well pre­pared for the re­spon­si­bil­ity as it will en­hance and in­crease op­por­tu­ni­ties for them to con­trib­ute to demo­cratic gov­er­nance in the coun­try.

He said: “If the bill is passed it will en­sure youths are in­volved in gov­er­nance which is in line with in­ter­na­tional best prac­tices. The bill will limit the youths’ in­volve­ment in po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence and thug­gery.

“It will also re­duce cor­rup­tion and in­crease democ­racy in the coun­try. The Nige­rian youth has learnt a lot from the pres­i­dent’s pa­tri­o­tism be­cause he is build­ing young gen­er­a­tion of in­tegrity and pas­sion,” Aboderin ar­gued.

He called on youth to be pa­tient with the eco­nomic hard­ship and trust that the econ­omy will bounce back to nor­mal soon.

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