Group calls for youth, leaders’ re-orientation

Busuyi Ojo (4th from left) President of All Campus Show and Akin Fadeyi, the Founder of Corruption Not In My Country (5th from left) And the crew of All Campus Show during Nigeria Must Change rally organised by the Campus Show at 3 – Man Statues Garden, Alausa – Magodo road, Ikeja on Saturday, 17th 2018 A youth advocacy group, All Campus Show has called for re-orientation among Nigerian youth and the political class for the realisation of the much desired national development.

The group made the call during “Nigeria Must Change Campaign” held on Saturday March 17, 2018 at the Three-man Statue Garden, Alausa, Lagos.

President of the group, Busuyi Ojo who made the call saying youths must go beyond the penchant for complaint, and start effecting the change they crave by interacting positively with their immediate environment. While urges the ruling class must correct the persistent malfeasance of corruption and insensitivity towards the youth and the future of the country.

Ojo said: “This is not meant to go against the government, but re-orientate the leadership of this country and the teeming slumbering youths. Competitions on the cloth we wear or the car we drive will get us nowhere. As a matter of fact, such competition is the cause of nefarious acts among Nigerian youths today. We should rather redirect our energy of complains about what went wrong and waste time to blame the leaders to do something within our level to change the wrong situation for better.

“As youths we must begin to invest our time and energy in our future. We must show that we are ready to take the mantle. We can only do this by going beyond just complaining and ranting on social media. We must come out and take responsibility.

“To our leaders, we are calling on you to use us the youths positively. As it is, this country is dark. Education is dying. Save our future. Empower youths on campus. Youths can do it. And this time, we are saying no youth no election.”

One of the dignitaries at the rally, founder and producer of the ‘Not In My Country Project’, Akin Fadeyi, echoed the groups call, stating that a developed society is a result of symbiosis between good leadership and followership.

According to Fadeyi, “Nigeria has no government, what we have are big men who sit in big cars, blow siren, knock down people on the road and use their connection to subvert justice.

“In every nation of the world, people expect the narrative for a great nation to be shaped by government because leaders are the models being looked upon by the society. You cannot have a responsible followership if you don’t have an accountable leadership. It’s symbiotic, he noted. Government should not expect citizens who are not taken care of to be responsible.”

He added that “citizens especially the youths should also not think that only the government can put in place a responsible nation. So youth need to begin to think differently. Our youths have to look beyond these challenges. Nigerian youths should spend less time on social media. They should go to the drawing board, think creatively and strategically. So what these youths are doing today is building the foundation for greatness.”

The founder of Not In My Country said every person that present at event has contributed toward building the nation Nigeria. The strength is in the hands of the builder who labour to build not the ruler or leader who rule over the country, Fadeyi added.

He urges all youth to look out for themselves. Share your surplus with your fellow youth. Care for each order and youth should believe in themselves as unique individual adding that self esteem is the greatest weapon that can propel them into greater high.

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