World International Youth Day
YDP celebrates with the world on today’s recognition of the international Youth Day. We recognize and empathize with the different struggles embarked upon by youths across the globe and especially in our Country, Nigeria against oppression, joblessness, unemployability, environmental degradation, and systemic corruption among others.
Youths deserve and must demand free education, equity and justice plus responsible leadership and governance. We must start assessing our real goals and make strategic definitions on how our future 10-20 yrs from now will be, when millions of us will no longer be youths. What will we say was our legacy? What would we look back to say confidently we achieved for the emancipation of vulnerable Nigerians, Young and old?
While we appreciate the recent passes/amendments of the constitution in the National Assembly, of Bills that will legally promote the conscious participation and inclusion of youths in the governance of this country, YDP equally urges the Federal government and all well meaning Nigerians to call for the:
1. Promotion of service above self or social status;
2. Promotion of civil discourse over hate speeches and deadlines that can divide the country;
3. Promotion of punishment for corruption and unpatriotic acts over lip service rhetorics that demean and undermine our Nigerian state;
4. Promotion and encouragement of investments geared towards rural and technological development.
Our Chairperson, Barrister Georgina Dakpokpo and all our members celebrates the World Youth Day and we welcome and support youths across the country making conscious positive steps to change the narratives for a greater Nigeria.
God bless All Nigerians
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
National Publicity Secretary (YDP)