The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has declared that there was a necessity for the consideration of better participation of the youths in Nigerian politics.
The governor stated because the powers weren’t given on a platter of gold, youth have to be decided and take constructive steps that will guarantee their inclusion in politics and governance.
He acknowledged this on the Ondo State Progressive Youth Stakeholders Spherical-Desk Dialogue held on the Worldwide Tradition and Occasion Centre, in Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday.
The occasion, which was themed, “Patriotic Partisanship; Driving an Agenda of Inclusion and Collective Development” was organised by a gaggle inside the APC, beneath the auspices of the Pentagon Motion Group.
The governor enjoined the youths to be dedicated and stay targeted whereas in search of management positions by collaborating in politics.
He additionally challenged the youths within the state to chart a course for themselves with out minding the affect of money-bags in politics, admonishing the youths to be targeted and dedicated to the spirit of patriotism by placing the curiosity of the nation first and above private pursuits.
He stated, “Nigeria is desperately in want of a paradigm shift within the ideology of what political workplaces needs to be and birthing the brand new age of the Nigerian politician to focus totally on the event of Nigeria and including worth to the social, financial, political and developmental sides of the nation.
“There may be must recognise the mindset of the Nigerian youth and give you completely different approaches and technique of engagement that concentrate on the administration of their numerous views.”
The governor additionally famous that the time had come for girls to take their place within the affairs of the nation, saying “because the feminism motion continues to brush by way of the world, Nigeria inclusive, we can’t be an exception.”
“I’m glad to reveal that our administration has been taking steps in direction of guaranteeing that extra ladies take up political roles by insisting on a minimal 25 per cent illustration of ladies each in authorities appointments and within the celebration construction.
“As increasingly ladies start to indicate curiosity in lively politics, there’s the necessity to proceed to determine the pitfalls, limitations and hindrances stopping ladies from taking on important roles inside the political house.
“Of explicit curiosity is the position of the younger ladies in politics and basically, the upgrading of the roles of ladies from the African conventional beliefs to the one that’s concerned in resolution making and different impactful political actions,” he confused.