The Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Ayodele Obe, has once again reiterated his confidence in the vital roles young people can play in engendering peace, rapid development, political stability as well as good governance in Nigeria and anywhere in the world.
Ayodele made this known at the recent NYP Press Dinner and Lecture on the ‘Role of Social Media on the Good Governance in Nigeria’ held in Abuja, last Saturday.
The Speaker while giving his opening remarks advised that until young people in Nigeria are seen as being capable and given a level plain ground to perform, only then will the country can witness tremendous and speedy socio-economic development and transformations at all levels.
Having spent couple of years as the Speaker of Nigerian Youth Parliament, one of the most active and powerful platforms for young people in Nigeria with its members representing the interests of the youths from 36 states of the six geo-political zones in Nigeria, Ayodele has been the crusader of several issues affecting and relegating the roles and importance of young people as regards to decision/policy making and its implementations in Nigeria to the background.
While addressing the youth and guests at the event he alluded that the future of this country is in the hands of young people and they cannot afford to jeopardize this noble privilege because if they do, posterity will never forgive them.
“We have huge responsibilities committed into our hands as the future of this great nation and must sit up and live up to it’’
He therefore urged Nigerian youths both home and diaspora to be positively involved in whatever engagement that will promote good governance and rapid development in Nigeria.