Ahead of 2019 general election, a non-governmental organisation, Aspire African Youths Empowerment Initiative (AAYEI) has warned the youths to steer clear of violence, which could truncate their future endeavours.
Founder of the groups, Mr Emmanuel Ekpo, gave the warning at a one-day empowerment program tagged, ‘To inform to Perform,’ yesterday in Abuja, saying that the Nigerian youths are not lazy, all they needed is to activate their God given potentials.
Ekpo said, “ Youths are the future of this country and deserve to be treated as a category of persons in the society with equal opportunities and right to contribute to the development of our nation.”
He further stated, discipline and cultural diplomacy should be the watchword for youths. While we abdicate for good governance, the Nigerian communities should domesticate and provide for the inclusion of the youths.
“The federal government must rise up to its constitutional mandate and protect the rights of the vulnerable and pre-disposed youths on the street.
“The youths constitute 60 per cent of our population today, but will constitute 100 per cent of our future, a new and better Nigeria is possible and is our collective responsibility as youth.
“Mentorship and internship should be encouraged in our communities, youth are the future of this county and deserve to be treated as any category of persons in the society,” he said