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Taking Power Will Be Difficult If Youths Remain Spectators-Yahaya Bello

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has said that Nigerian youth’s desire to take over power will be a difficult thing to achieve if they remain spectators.

Mr. Bello stated that the youth do not have any excuse not to lead while speaking at a national youth summit in Abuja on Thursday 2nd December 2021.

Mr. Jamiu Abdulkarim Asuku, the Governor’s Chief of staff speaking on behalf of the Governor said the youth must begin to see themselves as stakeholders in governance.

“Youth no longer have any excuse not to take the lead,” he said. “We are not just youthful, we are useful and purposeful. This is the time for you to mobilize yourselves and begin advocacy for youths involvement in governance.

“Most of you sitting down here are above 30 years of age. At 32, General Yakubu Gowon was already head of state. He fought the civil war just for Nigeria’s survival as an indivisible and united entity.

“General Murtala was also pretty young when he became the Head of State and he also made meaningful contributions to the development of our dear state.

“The youth must begin to see themselves as critical stakeholders whose time has come to take over the leadership of this country”.

“Achieving this will remain a tall order if the new song of ‘Youth O’clock’ ends on your lips without concerted effort and commitment to participate in politics and electioneering processes in this country,” he added.

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