NADECO chieftain enjoins youths to save Nigeria from failed system
•Lagos lawmaker tasks them on governance, politics
A chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Dr. Amos Akingba, has challenged the youths to save the country from a failed system.He made the appeal yesterday in an interview with The Guardian.While stating that the youths have what it takes to steer the country in the right path, he faulted the current system for drawing it backward.
He said: “The youths must rescue themselves from this system that is killing all of us. They have greater stakes because the future belongs to them.” According to him, the power of a country is in the youths and the power of the youths is in education.
“Go and struggle to get this system changed. The youths must mobilise and confront the politicians that they haven’t done us good. “When we were in the NADECO, we fought, though some of us were killed, but some still survived it. If there is no pain, there would be no gain,” he said.
According to the chieftain: “The toxicity of Nigeria is creating problems for every generation both the visitor and indigene alike. When the constitution is changed, things like impunity and immunity would go away and the people could take their lives in their hands.
“This system that encourages people to steal must be changed. Our teachers don’t teach anymore, as they sell question papers. Some pharmacists are now experts in selling fake drugs, even as doctors prescribe without diagnosis.”Akingba lamented that the constitution had made the country so toxic that nothing would work until it is changed.
Also, the Majority Leader in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Sanai Agunbiade charged youths to be involved in governance.He made the appeal at the JCI Lagos City Convention and Investiture.
Speaking on: “Equipping, executing and excelling as active citizens,” he said their participation is crucial to economic development.He also urged them to equip themselves for leadership positions and politics.
Agunbiade enjoined them to be conscious of activities in governance, community development and law reforms.He said: “We need to have citizens who must be active for their endeavor, rather than criticising politicians.
“We have thousands of good leaders outside who should participate in politics, so that we could have good society.The lawmaker also urged them to encourage themselves, because government is an open theatre, which they should join to display their skills.
The Vice President, JCI, Lagos City, Kolawole Osinlowo, urged the youths to equip themselves for leadership roles when the opportunity calls.He, however, noted that for the youths to succeed in leading the country, they must be tri-sector leaders for economic development. “There must be active in citizen framework, engage in various analysis in communities, find problems and provide solutions to them.”
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