For long, youths in this country have been going through difficult times as a result of maladministration and neglect by previous administrations.
Democracy will only work by the enthronement of justice through popular will. It therefore becomes imperative that youths who make up a sizeable number of our population show their support.
The provision of qualitative and affordable education for youths will empower them to contribute meaningfully to our country’s technological advancement. An educated youth is a potential problem solver to his or her country. Anyone without education may end up as a social misfit.
Unfortunately, the latter set of youths have become tools in the hands of political office seekers who use them to create mayhem during electioneering campaigns.
Youths have undeniable energy by virtue of their age. Hence their role in the sustenance of democracy cannot be over emphasized. They have what it takes to continually keep the economic-engine of the country running when empowered. Such empowerment will ensure creation of employment opportunities for others. To do otherwise might leave them frustrated and of course a country that neglects its youth is only toying with the best part of its future.
However, in affirming a stand for Nigerian youths, it is well known that power is not easily attained; one must struggle for it. Power will not get to the youths on a platter of gold. They must come out of their cocoons and begin to make sacrifices in search for power. Research has shown that most youths are not members of any political party and those who do, don’t attend ward meetings; yet that is where major decisions that determine our future are made.
Youths must be resolute; they must be interested in how they are governed, policy formulation and implementation and in political and economic environment. That is the only way power can get to them.
Youths must show capacity and