Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has again charged Nigerians, especially the youth, to take charge of the country in the interest of its development.
The ex-Minister, via her verified Twitter handle, on Saturday emphasized the role of the youth in the democratic development of any country.
She held that only the youth possess the power to change the political trajectories and fix a broken country.
Obi expressed delight over the the massive participation of the youth in the ongoing voter’s registration, adding that change is near.
She slammed Nigerian leaders for being responsible for the stagnancy of the country and the retrogression of its democrary.
The tweet read: “In the context of where we are coming from on the important matter of citizens’ active participation in our democrary, I totally consider their self-organizing that is unfolding before us as brilliant an outcome as an actual win. Effort in this case is worthy of celebration.
“I am beyond excited to see many kids citizens arise to take absolute responsibility of their democrary. As it should be. Only the citizens have the absolute incentive for a broken country. Never those who gladly preside over the rot and their fans who chant all is well.”
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