APGA Europe-UK members decry marginalization of youths in appointments
Members of All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) Europe-UK chapter have decried what it described as marginalization of youths in appointment both at local and federal level.
The General Secretary of the group, Sir.Onyeka Mbaso who addressed newsmen during the just concluded burial ceremony of late Dim Chukwumeka Odumegwu Ojukwu said that the level of old politicians occupying every federal and state appointments in Nigeria is very alarming.
“The Presidency has to inject vibrant young politicians in strategic offices in the country to uphold the tenets and the sustainability of Democracy.
“ Any stable government attracts investors says Mbaso the The All Progressives Grand Alliance Europe-UK Chapter Gen Sec whilst urging the Presidency to do more in empowering the youths in the country through constructive engagment in the affairs of government.
“Western democracy is strong because the youths are carried along in Nation building but the case is different in Nigeria. Young technocrats and politicians all over the world are the drivers that accelerate the required changes that move the country forward” he explained.
While urging the federal and state governments to adopt the policy of youths appointment in other to balance some agitated sectors in the country., he disclosed that young politicians if empowered would bring new face and new ideas for a better society and good governance.
He said that any government that engages only old politicians without the benefit of the youths in government is like a ship on a dry land.
Reacting to the ugly situation of youth's marginalization in Nigeria political appointments, the APGA UK Chapter BOT Chairman Sir Jude Ibe, APGA UK Chairman Nnaama Ezeajughi and his counterpart Chairman of APGA South Africa Chapter Engr Henry Onyekumnaru also urged Goodluck, local authorities to consider and field more energetic, full of spirit young men and women when making next ministerial appointments.
“The Government should avoid reshuffling old politicians because it will not help our democracy rather it will create more rooms for corruption.
“Young people are energetic and have fresh ideas that will help to move the country forward. Young politicians are willing to drive for the necessary changes if they are encouraged, to avoid the tendencies of losing the leaders of tomorrow.
In his contribution, the APGA UK Legal Adviser, Mr Edwin Ajoku said not only that the Youth's participation in government will be a motivating factor in our Youths it will also have effects upon young people's confidence and self-esteem and perceptions of their own capabilities
APGA Europe-UK Chapter , he said commended APGA National Working Committee, Nigerians and all the burial committees especially the Ojukwu Burial Committee UK for their efforts in giving our great leader Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu a befitting burial.