By Abdulahi Majeli, Esq., AICMC
Looking critically at the multiple challenges of our time as youths of our dear nation, any well-meaning and patriotic youth would want to see both his future and that of the generations to come are set on the right footing. This is so that all and sundry enjoy peace and unity. This is what gives me both the courage and strength to stand up in doing what I feel is needed to be done, now, not later, in order to create an atmosphere full of prosperity for us all.
I am a vibrant advocate of youth participation in leadership, a chartered mediator and conciliator and a Barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. I hail from Gwale Local Government of Kano State. My advocacy in youth participation in leadership is rooted in the firm conviction that youth possess the needed acumen to introduce new ideas and fresher perspectives to address the multifaceted challenges and problems that are bedevilling our country.
The challenges of our time should be a great cause of concern for every well-meaning and patriotic citizen. These causes of concern stem from the strong hope for an improvement to the status quo and a better Nigeria where peace and unity abound for future generations. I draw immense strength and courage from this desire and am bolstered by it to do all that is needed to achieve this goal.
Growing up as a young man, especially during my sojourn undergraduate at Bayero University, I engaged actively in the struggles that improved the welfare of my fellow youth during my LL.B. That has undoubtedly built more passion in me to see the youths at the forefront of creating a worthy future.
As a lawyer with three years post-call experience, raising the bar and making sure all engagements are both effective and efficient while maintaining strict compliance with the clearly spelt out functions of National Youth Leader under Article 14.22 of the All Progressive Congress Constitution ( October 2014 as amended) is achievable, as functions of the office in question are to mobilize youth for the attainment of party objectives, initiation and implementation of strategic programmes that would endear our great party to Nigerian youths.
It is irrefutable that the youths are the backbone of any society. Yet, these youths are often left unheard. However, I believe the morale is high, and we want to utilize this office to fill the vacuum adequately.
Since the inception of our great party, we are wary about the communication barrier between the zonal and state youth leaders, which serves as a stumbling block to the success of our party. Therefore, it is imperative that strategic programmes are created that will coordinate and maintain the needed cohesion between the zonal and state youth leaders for the betterment of our party.
Nigeria is one of the most populous nations with a high percentage of youth as its population has the significant task of managing the human resources within its circles. Therefore, competent and hardworking people representing the people at various positions have been a problem these days. Anything not filled with the right hands shall not yield good and effective results.
So, it is upon us all to work collectively in ensuring the well-desired goals clearly spelt out in our giant nation’s constitution are achieved. Working out the policy and objectives of the party effectively and efficiently will bring a new life and development to our Nigerian people, our giant party and our dear nation. These are things that only competent people can accomplish.
So, we have to work collectively to ensure the well-desired goals are spelt in our giant nation’s constitution. Working out the policy and objectives of the party effectively and efficiently will bring a new life and development to our Nigerian people, our giant party and our dear nation. These are things only competent people can accomplish.
It’s high time we reposed our confidence and trust in the youths as they have fresh ideas and understand the youth better than anybody so as to avoid putting square pegs in a round hole.
Nevertheless, these young people play an indispensable role in the development of any country. As such, we should not allow incompetent people to pocket the position that is meant for us.
Nigeria is undoubtedly the only country we can call ours. To that end, making it great rests entirely on us. The decision to make it stand out is our collective responsibility. Let us all, with one unified voice, make our country great.
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
God bless the Nigerian Youths.
God bless us all!