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2023: It’s time youth O’clock

Youths in Nigeria have been isolated from the nation’s democratic pushcart right from 1999 to date. We are nowhere to be found in the wagon.…

Youths in Nigeria have been isolated from the nation’s democratic pushcart right from 1999 to date. We are nowhere to be found in the wagon. The faces of yesteryears are the faces of today. The same set of people who ruled the nation in the 60s, 70s, and 80s are the same people ruling the nation today.

Nonetheless, the same people have been brainwashing and recruiting the gullible ones among us for selfish interests as well as dumping us eventually.

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Therefore, it’s on this note that I call the attention of our teeming youths to carefully decide on a better candidate by fact-checking the antecedent and pedigree of each candidate and not to engage in any form of political thuggery during and after the election. Let’s tell them that we are no more gullible to be brainwashed because the future of the next generation is our concern.

Abubakar Sadiq Maina writes from the Department of Mass Communication, Borno State University