Buhari Must Engage The Youth – Ekiti Ex-Speaker
Former Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly and stalwart of the APC, Olufemi Bamisile has charged all governments, most especially President Muhammadu Buhari, to engage the Youth in critical aspects of the government policies in an effort to build a virile successor Generation.
In a statement personally signed by him, Bamisile opined that “any legacy that has no inputs of the successor generation will not last”.
The former speaker who believed that the major vulnerable sector in the nation is the Youth group comprising of various individuals with divergent background clamored for massive job creation, political participation, value orientation and capacity building for them.
In his words
“Every government must pay attention to the youth sector, must especially Mr. President who has been criticized for patronising the older generation in the a sixties and seventies. Much as experience is important in setting a direction for the nation, we must also equip the younger generation of the process(es) while also engaging them in critical sectors of the Nation. History has educated us that any policy that has no input of the successor generation will not last”
“The best quoted governments in this nation were managed by young vibrant Nigerian Youth between their twenties and fifties, so their should be no exception. The present crop of Youth only need value orientation, massive uncasualised jobs, political participation and capacity building in other to live up to full expectations”
Speaking further, Bamisile advised the President to “focus more on massive job creation, alongside with the ongoing reforms in Security, Power, Antigraft and Oil.”
“Our youth are idle and it is a statement of fact that you cannot separate Terrorism from unemployment and hunger. The president has been fantastic in the ongoing reforms in power, anti-corruption crusade, up and downstream sector, but more is needed in the Youth Development sector”
The APC stalwart concluded that like the UN women quota, the Youth should not also be left out in forming the government Nigerians are all expecting saying
“I strongly advocate that young Nigerians between 25years and 55years should form 30% of the government”
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