Sequel to the signing of the Not Too Young To Run (NTYTR) bill into law, political experts, economists who were gathered at the Junior Chamber International, Lagos City 2018 Active Citizens Discourse in Lagos, have expressed a different opinion on the level of compliance by political leaders.
Speaking on the theme of the Discourse, “Not To Young To Run, Are The Youths Ready?” JCI Lagos City President, Toyin Olaogun addressed the event as a means for engaging citizens to stir up the conversation among Nigerian youths. According to him, Junior Chamber International, Lagos City is a network of Active Young Professionals.
Adi Bongo, Senior Lecturer, Lagos Business School lamented that youths are all over social media from twitter to Facebook and Instagram and even on the streets with readiness to be stooges and thugs for politicians. “Leadership comes with responsibilities but many of them don’t even have PVCs,” he said.
Among those in attendance included, Adedeji Ladipo, Abayomi Bello, Kayode Adegbola, Godbless Emmanuel Otubure amongst others.
Godbless Emmanuel Otubure lauded the readiness of the youth in a counter statement that the commitment of youths to the society would continue to reduce if they don’t get the necessary support. “Power doesn’t come on a platter of gold. For young people to lead, they have to join and support political parties of their choice, also intelligently contribute to party growth, making the entire nation aware of their willingness and readiness to lead by getting forms for elective offices.”