- By 2023, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, former governor of Niger State, has urged Nigerian youth to get involved in politics
- First The Governor called at an Independence Day event organized by the Platform for Youth and Women’s Development.
- Aliyu said a nation is putting its youth and women on its national development agenda excludes being confronted underdevelopment and stagnation
FCT, Abuja – Former Governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has called on Nigerian youth to actively participate in partisan politics in order to challenge the gerontocracy and the current developments that are pushing it into the background.
The former Governor said this on the of The. organized event for the Independence Day Platform for Youth and Women Development, which took place on Saturday, October 2nd, in the Sandriala Hotel Jabi Abuja.
The event had final speakers from different areas, who advised on the development of young people and women in the country.
Speeches on the topic; “Roles of youth and women in politics, economy and social development,” former Governor Aliyu argued that a nation that excludes its younger population from its national development agenda runs the risk of underdevelopment and stagnation.
He also called on stakeholders to enable women to participate and contribute to the political and economic development of the nation.
The strength of youth and women unity
The former President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Bello Shagari, also emphasized the importance of the strength of the unity of young people and women and their influence on the economy and the development of the country.
In her own remarks, Rev. Ogechi Odikanwa said that young people should be more involved in politics and take on political roles, adding that women actively participate in the nation’s political affairs.
Address the newsletter After the event, the director of the Platform for Youth and Women Development, Ogoegbunam, urged young people to avoid behaviors that could divide the country.
He also called on the federal government and the United Nations to be more proactive in partnerships and cooperation with youth and women’s organizations and to point out that they are the foundation and are the basis of every society.
He also called for youth to be included in government cabinets and electoral offices.
Others Guests and delegates of the Independence Day event of the Platform for Youth and Women Development are the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of the State of Anambra, Hon. Nonso Nwaebili, Candidate for the AMAC Chairmanship of the YPP, Hon. Michael Odoh, the members that of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and others.
Babangida Aliyu talks about banditry
In other news, the former governor of Niger Aliyu said that education is the key to stop banditry in the country.
According to him, banditry and riots would not end if a large part of Nigerians remained uneducated.
He announced this when speaking in Abuja at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation 2021 Mentor Forum 2021.