The National Youth Political Agenda Executives Committee was yesterday inaugurated in Abuja.
The Executive Director Comrade Moses Kasar said the committee is saddled with the responsibility of
re-constructing the Nigeria Political Landscape to accommodate Younger Political Leaders below the age of 50 years, that are uncompromisingly committed to National Integration and accelerated Nation Building, far above Personal, Partisan, Ethno-Religiuos devides.
Comr. Kasar said, the mission of NYPA is to intensely advocate for Good Governance at the three tiers of Government, and identify young, patriotic and credible Leaders across all sectors of National Polity, while encouraging such individuals to vie for various political offices, with the view to progressively sanitize the Political System.
He added that NYPA’s goal is to raise about 20 Million NYPA Marshals to ensure that over 70 percent of Elective and Appointive Political Offices in Nigeria are occupied by Nationalist and Patriotic Leaders under the age of 50 years, or highly Youth Friendly Politicians above 50 years but not exceeding 60 years, in the 2023 general election.
Comrade Kasar said, ” this platform will give opportunity to the youths to be liberated from both economic and political slavery. He encouraged young people to vie for political positions come 2023.
Comrade Kasar said, “youths are now aware of the importance to make impart in the nation’s polity.
The All Progressives Congress youth leader, North Central, Comrade Terver Aginde while speaking on the topic: Youth as leaders said, urged youths aspiring for leadership positions to ensure that they are ready to take up the responsibilities to lead as leadership comes with lot of challenges. According to him,”leadership starts from ones home. To be a good leader, you must first be a follower and a leader in your home.
Comrade Ayinde said, it is an obvious fact that the elite currently holding political positions will not freely hand over power to the young people in the country, hence he urged youths to device a strategy of negotiation to dialogue and chat a way forward. He added that the youth should be ready to take a bold step and get involved.
While pledging his support and availability to work with the team, Comr. Ayinde urged the newly inaugurated Executives to work as a team as that will enhance the positive change they seek.
Barrister Muslim Maigeri on his part urged the newly inaugurated Executives to advocate for the reduction in prize of parties nomination forms so as to enable the young people afford it, he implored the youth to consider taking positions in ward, local and state levels as it’s better to start from somewhere as that will draw the aspirant closer to the people.
Comr. Solomon Adodo who was also present at the inuguaration ceremony used the opportunity to call on Nigerian Youth Political Agenda National Executives to deliver on their vision and mission by ensuring that come Nigerian Youths are fully included in both appointive and elective Positions come 2023.
Comr. Adodo, stated that youth must understand what leadership stands for and understand that one cannot give what he don’t have.
National Youth Political Agenda is a platform of young Nigerians from across the country and shall be a having a public lecture series which is slated to hold on 5th November, 2020 in Abuja.