ENUGU- YOUTHS of Enugu State have been urged to resist being used by elite politicians as thugs but to aspire to be leaders
The Coordinator, Enugu Youth Forum, EYF, Comrade Onyeabochukwu Azubuike who gave the admonition while inaugurating Enugu Youth Forum, also warned them against being used as canon folder and to reject politics of tokenism and lending themselves in servitude.
According to Azubuike, “it would appear that there is no tomorrow for us. The reason for this assertion is that Nigeria, and even our own political space appears to be overwhelmed by elite circulation in power.
“Not minding the dire consequences of unharnessed youth bulge, our leaders seem satisfied with using the youths as cannon fodders. On our side, we seem to be comfortable with politics of tokenism and lending ourselves in servitude.
“There comes a time in the existence of a people when they must take a decisive step to get to the next level. Enugu Youth Forum is a product of such decisive step and it could not have come at a better time than now.
“Enugu Youth Forum is an umbrella body of youth organizations in Enugu State, which is wholly owned, sponsored and directed by Enugu State youths with the intention of contributing its quota towards building a better future for the youths of Enugu State.
“Our Vision is to raise world class leaders from Enugu state; to see a viable Enugu State where the youths’ voices are heard and taken seriously in developmental and political processes; and where the youths are recognized as critical stakeholders in the affairs of the State.