Senators Eyinnaya Abaribe, Rochas Okorocha, Orji Kalu and others say they may work in direction of guaranteeing that youths clinch the presidential place and different key posts within the 2023 common elections.
The Senators disclosed this at a one-day summit and award recognition programme of the Nigerian Diaspora Youth Ambassador (NDYA) on Thursday in Abuja.
Abaribe, the Senate Minority Chief, mentioned that the Nationwide Meeting is engaged on methods to boost youths participation in politics.
He mentioned that the time has come for teenagers to start to avoid wasting the nation, including “we can’t run away from the truth that at this time we’re not having the perfect of all the pieces, though we’re looking for the options.
“Probably the most tough of all the issues is that of violence and insecurity being skilled in Nigeria.
“The Nationwide Meeting is in the meanwhile doing constitutional assessment to take a look at all of the elements of our structure that have to be amended for the nice of everybody.
“We’re additionally taking a look at methods to offer expanded area to youths to be a part of governance in Nigeria. The youths might be concerned, and that’s the reason I commend the youths within the Diaspora for supporting youths in Nigeria .
“Nigerians within the Diaspora remit 25 to 30 per cent income to assist these within the nation and this makes them part of the expansion of Nigeria,’’ he mentioned.
Abaribe urged youths to place Nigeria first in all they do because the legislators would maintain supporting them.
He suggested the Diaspora youths to take part in no matter is occurring within the nation and at all times talk international greatest practices to them .
He mentioned that this may assist in guiding them to make the fitting selections and select good leaders no matter events and area as a result of electing the incorrect candidates may have grave penalties.
“It doesn’t matter what occurs, allow us to do not forget that we’re all Nigerians and the longer term can be nice after we make the fitting selections,’’ he mentioned.
Rochas Okorocha, Senator representing Imo West, mentioned that this era of youths is the group the nation has been ready for, including that there was a vacuum that solely the youths can fill and rewrite the nation’s historical past.
“You’re the very group of individuals we now have been ready for to appropriate our errors and construct a Nigeria of our collective goals.
“There’s a vacuum in Nigeria and this nation is ready for teenagers to rewrite the historical past of Nigeria.
“If youths can come collectively to say we need to take the presidency, it doesn’t matter what, they may do it as a result of they stand to reach unity,’’ he mentioned.
Okorocha urged youths to be centered and cease procrastinating to do what must be carried out now as a result of all hopes are usually not misplaced as youths nonetheless have an area within the historical past of the land.
He mentioned that there is no such thing as a want ready for white collar jobs, saying that ought to create their very own jobs and personal their lives with the nice imaginative and prescient they’ve.
He inspired youths to return collectively no matter faith, area and social gathering to assault their problem of changing into leaders in Nigeria.
“If you happen to should succeed, you could do a group work just like the lion to deliver down the elephant known as management, united you may obtain something, similar to the lion that has its strengthen in unity.
“Don’t surrender, proceed to persist and you may take the presidency in 2023.”
Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, represented by Dr Obasi Igbokwe, his Senior Legislative Aide, mentioned that the nationwide meeting identifies with the youths.
Kalu mentioned that was why he sponsored the Nationwide Meals Tank of Nigeria invoice aimed toward guaranteeing that Nigerian residents, particularly youths, have a way empowerment.
He mentioned that the invoice, when signed into legislation, would allow graduates to current their certificates as collateral to take loans of as much as N5 million rom banks for agricultural functions.
This, he mentioned, is to make sure that Nigeria’s future in direction of meals safety is preserved and it’ll additionally arm the youths with financial empowerment, thereby decreasing crimes in Nigeria.
Mr Almustapha Abdulahi, former President, Nationwide Youths Council of Nigeria, inspired youths to be dogged, love each other and reject issues that might trigger division amongst them.
Abdulahi mentioned it’s crucial as a result of solely oneness of goal and changing into law-abiding residents will assist Nigeria to develop and afford them the chance to guide.
Mr Victor Anozie, Convener, NDYA summit and award programme, mentioned the occasion was aimed toward creating a gathering level between youths in diaspora and people in Nigeria.
Anozie mentioned that it was additionally aimed toward empowering youths in Nigeria to develop like their Diaspora counterparts.
“We dropped at Nigeria what we utilized in serving to Diaspora youths, we noticed that there was an excessive amount of crime so we created talent acquisition to empower them and that has diminished the crime fee.
“Now we have defined it to youth leaders right here so we are going to put heads collectively to see that we obtain our aim of making jobs and look ahead to the federal government.
“So we now have a talent acquisition we introduced all the way down to Nigeria to empower youths, NDYA is again house to place heads along with youths to make issues work.’’
Anozie mentioned that the youths wanted to be empowered, saying “we needed to show them the way to obtain what they achieved within the Diaspora.”
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that spotlight of the occasions was the presentation of awards to leaders and distinguished Nigerians, amongst others.