Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has called on Nigerian youths to be active participants in politics and save the nation from collapse.
He said in Kaduna on Monday that it is only when the youth participate in politics that they could be part of the decision making process and chart the desired course for the progress of the nation.
“It is high time Nigerian youths join politics and be active to be part of the decision making across all political space in the land,” he said
The Governor spoke at the Arewa House, Kaduna, where he was inducted into the Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna Hall of Fame and conferred with the most outstanding award of the year titled ” Icon of Youth and Student Development” by the leadership of Northern Nigerian Youths and students Forum.
The Governor who was represented by the member representing Gusau/Tsafe Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon.Kabiru Ahmadu ,explained that his administration had laid emphasis on youth development and engaged more in the state government,compared to any other previous administration in the state.
“I am a youth like you and it’s high time we participate more in politics. We have no reason to hide. This country is about to collapse and the only way forward is for us the youths to rescue this country,” he said.
“There is a need for our youths to involve themselves more in politics. If we look at the population of this country, the youths are the majority. So, it is high time for more youths to come out and participate in governance so they can move the country forward.”
“In Nigerian politics, once you call on youth to participate, the first question they will ask you is where will I get the money. But, they should put it in mind that they need to join a political party and be active from where they can move to occupy offices.”
“Like I always say, our challenge as youths sometimes is ourselves. Youths discouraging youths. If our youths can come together, with our number as voters, we can lead the country from the presidency down to the councillorship.”
“If our youths are actively involved in politics, they will become party executives and as such, they will be able to determine the cost of sale of forms at very affordable rates”.