A non-governmental organization known as Pragmatic Leaders has advised youths not to let themselves be used and dumped by politicians as the 2019 general election year approaches.
The Director General of the organization, Elizabeth Usani, who spoke with reporters after a rally organized to sensitize the youths along major streets in Calabar, said Nigerian youths need to be carried along in governance so they will also have a say in the affairs of the nation.
Usani regretted that over the years, the youths have allowed themselves to be used, adding that only credible leadership will address the problem of unemployment among the youths and bring development to the country.
“I wonder why Nigerian youths are always overwhelmed during elections because of the monies they will collect from politicians and at the end mortgaged their future.I decided to form this group to able to sensitize them as well as to change their mentalities especially during elections. We are trying in our little way to inculcate in them the new method, which is geared towards believing in ourselves as leaders of tomorrow. We all have the leadership qualities. Let nobody deceive you. The youths are ready for leadership irrespective of what is happening around them.
“The youths are not satisfied with what is happening in Nigeria as it applies to our leaders. That is why we as young people are coming out under this umbrella to say no. Enough is enough. We are tired of bad governance. We need good and credible leaders come 2019,” she said.
Usani condemned the attitude of most youths who have found pleasure in social vices and sued for a change of attitude.