The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he will offer his full support to enable Nigerian youths grow in politics.
The President disclosed this during a virtual meeting with APC youths held at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday 4th February 2021.
While noting that the on-going members registration and revalidation across the country would further ensure a shared vision for the party, grassroots ownership and participation, and inclusiveness for youths, he said “My belief and firm commitment is that politics is a game of numbers and political power truly belongs to the people. Parties are built from the ground up.
“So I envisage a party that we can have transparent electoral contests, drive policies and programmes that are pro-people, and most importantly, have the members determine who represents them, not some leaders somewhere.”
The President also assured the youths that his administration will implement more policies that will accommodate their interests, noting that a committee will soon be set up to see to this.
“Young people owe this country the responsibility to deploy their energy and creativity in every field health, science, education, sports, agriculture, etc. and bring up innovations that would be in tandem with the changing dynamics of the world.
“While I will be looking forward to a more robust engagement with young people across the country, I wish to emphasize to you all that in me, you have a major supporter.
“I will offer you my full support to grow in politics, public service, entertainment, entrepreneurship and many other sectors, because I know that the future we envisage as a country cannot happen without our youths.
“In the days ahead, I will be engaging with the Minister for Youth, the National Youth Leader of the party and others to fine-tune continuous and deliberate strategy on how to better drive a more robust youth inclusion and participation in different sectors.” He added.