Youth’s exploitation and tears of sadness in Nigerian politics
President, governors, senators, representatives, local government chairmen, councillors and other key political office holders in Nigeria owe their masses, electorates and constituents some responsibilities. It is a known fact that Nigeria is operating democracy. However, it is a democracy by name.
The exploitation of youths has become a major source of concern in the country today. This is in the belief that the act is changing the direction of youths from positivity to negativity and the future of the country as well.
It is impolitic to venture youths into political thuggery because the scenario looks like playing with the lives of the entire people of the nation and threatening its peace and unity. Unfortunately, some states are undergoing crisis which we are praying constantly to see the end of it.
Venturing youths into political thuggery and other political-disease and abnormality, is what has brought the nation to the issues of kidnapping and collecting ransom from the families of the kidnapped, extortion of wealth, gambling among youths, youth restiveness, jumping over the fence (robbery) and other unlawful practices.
Gombe, Borno, Kano and Kaduna are the states where this practice is highly powered, promoted and being given priority.
The obvious fact is that the children of these politicians do not partake in such practices which we all regard as sad development. Therefore, our youths should caution and ask themselves why is it that the politicians’ children are not partaking in such political antics?
Nonparticipation of politicians’ children in political thuggery is enough to stop our youths from indulging or venturing into political antics, especially thuggery.
Meanwhile there are success stories from representatives like Hon. Lado Suleja of Minna, Niger State. He sponsored some youths in his constituency to study medicine and other health related courses in India from his Constituency Allowance and the students have graduated recently.
Hon. Suleja deserves commendations for doing the needful in his first term as a representative.
With this gesture by Hon. Suleja, I am calling on authorities concerned or those in positions of power like governors, senators, representatives and other key position holders in Nigeria to follow Suleja’s step in supporting the youths and making their future as well as that of the country a brighter one.
I am also pleading with politicians who are interested in venturing youths into political thuggery, especially in Borno and Kano states to rescind in their intentions and start empowering them with developmental ideas.
May Allah forgive Suleja’s parent if they are dead and if alive, may He bestow upon them an everlasting health. I also pray to Allah to give him more strength to continue to deliver good representation.
Lawan Bukar Maigana is an intern with The Triumph
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Report By: PRNigeria.com