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But for a moment… Nigerian Youth and Politics. 

Since the events of the Arab Spring and its subsequent outcomes, there have been intense conversations around the participation of young people in politics. This is not the typical “register to vote” advocacy, it is the more deliberate and active engagement of youths in the process of seeking political power. Nigeria has also had its fair share of activation leading up to some major movements that have remained a thorn in the flesh of political power holders.

 

If one looks closely, you will agree that young people were the more potent variable in the formula that led to a shift in Nigeria’s political order. Truth be told, this shift was already silently frothing from the season surrounding the demise of President Umar Musa Yar’Adua. What happened in 2015 cannot be clearly understood unless you look through the goggles of youth activation. Many will erroneously attribute that shift to the political wizardry of certain strongholds, the convenient alliances, or simply the response of a fed up public. Those in themselves are potent factors, but clearly not the major determinant of this shift.

 

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NIGERIA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT (2010)

It is true that Nigerian’s in the Diaspora and the international community can do a lot in influencing the change our nation so desperately needs, because the task ahead is enormous and requires higher levels of professional commitments ,thus there is an urgent need to establish a new kind of meeting with emphasis on results.
This Leadership Summit is to bring together Nigerians from all across the United States, especially youths, to discuss Nigeria’s present leadership issues, and familiarize participants with the leadership styles and strategies needed in the partnership required to deliver results that will trickle down to Nigerians at home and how we can add our own quota at this moment, partnering with Nigerians at home and the government for the economic growth of the country. Accelerated national development is the collective responsibility of every Nigerian home and abroad.

For more information, check out www.leadnigeria.org

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