Nigerian youths have vowed never to be manipulated as before in 2023

Nigerian youths have blamed themselves for the present high degree of insecurity, poverty, unemployment, and hardship under the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Even the youths blamed non-engagement together with government, politics and public policy for lousy leadership from the nation and have pledged to make a better future for the nation’s large youth population by getting more active before their 2023 general elections.

Speaking at the function which sought greater youth participation to enhance governance, M.I, stated, “We can not afford to not utilize our programs for change.

“Just because somebody knows how to control the elections match does not mean they’ll be helpful for all of us. Now, I will see the way the ignorance of our young folks about how elections have been won influences the quality of our own lives ”

Prof. Moghalu had previously encouraged young Nigerians to take charge of the present so as to form the future.

Actor Joseph Benjamin, added, “We’ve got a responsibility to interact with public coverage and we’ve got a responsibility to sensitize the public, however, we as influencers have to be mindful about that which we give our voices since it also impacts our new”.

In her address, DJ Switch, who played a notable part in the #EndSARS protests and is currently in hiding for her security from the Nigerian authorities, criticized creative business influencers that hobnob with tainted politicians while criticizing bad governance.

“If you aren’t great for me personally, then your cash is bad either. Influencers need to have a stand! We can’t criticize a government that steals from us regularly and turn about and collect their cash”, she emphasized.

Regina Askia, the former beauty queen and actress, mentioned that the #EndSARS childhood uprising emphasized the effect and strength of social networking.

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Askia noted the challenge stayed that of the way the youth could be led to more active involvement from the governmental process, particularly voting.

Sandra Ezekwesili, a powerful radio talk show host, opined that”Nigerian childhood are sensible about the truth of the electoral process and the political area”, but if it came into the #EndSARS demonstration, she stated,”we have yet to be disobedient sufficient, more #EndSARS have to occur” for real change to come to Nigeria.

Rinu Oduola, the #EndSARS activist, stated, “Many people prefer to take part in a demonstration than vote through associations which have failed us in the past.

“I abandoned the judicial panel since I didn’t find any justice coming from it”. Miss Oduala thought that”voter apathy is fuelled from the unsuccessful politicians that the political parties set up as candidates”. “We want tried and examined individuals as candidates, not political celebration opportunists”, ” she explained.

Moghalu educated the summit participants who while calm protest remained an important right in a democracy, it cannot replace the value of voting as a means to produce lasting change by electing more capable leaders. The former Republican candidate at Nigeria’s general elections in 2019 remembered the Arab Spring protests which were pushed by social networking.

“That is because the Arab youth neglected to select the power of their Arab Spring into atomic politics by joining political parties, voting in massive amounts for applicants of their selection, and standing as candidates. This abandoned the old guard in these states efficiently accountable”.

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Kate Henshaw, a top Nollywood actress that has been a candidate for elective political office, worried: “It is time to move from whining on social websites to act in the grassroots. The men and women who vote, half of these aren’t on social media”. She added that”social websites have its good side, but we only need to give it longer meat”.

“Culture shapes the fate of countries, but politics may change civilization”, Timi Olagunju, an intellectual property attorney mentioned in his participation in the summit. “Yes, societal networking things, but advocacy is not enough, and we have to go into action at decentralized community amounts” he explained.

The IGET will sponsor the summit on a quarterly basis, focusing on subjects affecting Nigerian youth as well as the nation’s development.

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