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Nigeria youths need be assertive – BYO



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By Lanre Adesanya

The Buhari Youth Organization, ( BYO) has reiterated the need for the future leaders to be groomed today, so as to aid smooth transition of governments.

The National Secretary of the group, Engineer Garba Umar while speaking at the maiden leadership seminar organized by the Lagos wing of the group, at Sentinel Event Centre Ikeja, stressed the urgent need to empower the youths as they form the most virile fragment of every nation’s human capital.

“Owing to the teaming youths who peopled the BYO group numbering 250,000 all around the nation, it apt to harness this resources and engage them positively, so as to nib at bud the tendency of winning them into vices”.

Garba however lauds President Mohammad Buhari’s nice gesture towards the unemployed youths, by doling out social security stipends of N5,000 each to them, “this is assumed to at least aid their movements around while they prospect for jobs”.

The Protocol Officer to PMB, Alhaji Nalnado Yusuf and a staunch member of BYO’s Board of Trustees, who was there to grace the occasion, while speaking with National Daily stated that the youths needs reorientation, in view of the current realities in the country stressing that all the strives and acrimonies are distractive for the President as a nation can only progress in peaceful setting.

Nalnado charge the youths to be forward looking as, “brighter days lies ahead of the Nigerian youths, they should not despair”.

The Vice President of BYO, Madam Lucy Ajayi who held for the President Khali Aminu, stressed the importance of accountability as a virtue close to heart of Nigeria’s President who personally registered the group prior his emergence and remains its grand patron, urging all youths to emulate his stalling qualities.

Lucy cited the need for the youths to jointly work towards living selfless life, to engender the new Nigeria desired by all.

” We all at the national conduct the affairs of the group from our purse, it is self sponsored because we believed in this course and are quite convinced of better days ahead of us, via the large hearts of our matrons and patrons, BYO is poised to empower 37,000 youths in Information Technology and it will be a continuous project”. She stated.

The Lagos State coordinator of BYO, Mr. Waheed Omotayo Odunuga, a protegee of Madam Lucy Ajayi , while speaking earlier noted that the leadership conference is targeted at sensitizing the youths to be positive agents and key into the change mantra, in spite of the induce short falls in the delivery of desired dividends of democracy.

Waheed frowned at the idea of giving youths N5,000 stressing this will do more arm than good to us.

” I appeal to our leaders that should not disappoint us, we have put out our own quota, youths unemployed need be employed and empowered, we don’t want N5,000 but empowerment as that stipend won’t solve our problems”.

He also cited myriads of setbacks and untold hardship, Boko Haram strife and ethnic militancy has brought on Nigeria, stating unequivocally that the youths ought to be drivers of the economy of any functional nation, an integral part of government and need be accorded their pride of place there.

One of speakers at the leadership seminar, an entertainment lawyer, Barrister Demilade Olaoshun who represents Barrister Tope Adebayo , harps on the need for youths to desert their comfort zone and forge ahead before the future desired could be theirs’ for grab.

According to the young but vibrant legal expert, youths need be more assertive as to bringing their ingenious values out for all to see and identify with even it takes a while before it could  be reckoned with.

“Most importantly youths should embrace the concept of delayed gratification, so as to preserve their dignity in the face of a corruption riddled society”.

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