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Since Nigeria returned to democracy in May 1999, after almost three decades of military rule, and almost two decades of economic crises, the country has been faced with the complex challenges of national reconciliation, national reconstruction and economic reform.
The most urgent issue in Nigeria currently is the issues of democracy, understood not only as an end to military rule but also as the establishment of responsive and responsible political institutions which promote a government that is accountable, prevent corruption, respect human and civil rights, and ensure popular sovereignty.
In the midst of these, Nigerian youth have great roles to play to support what the present administration is doing since 1999 when the country backed to democratic system of government. But there are so many factors impeding Nigerian youth as a part of our democratic process growth. The factors are unemployment, non-availability of good and sound education, non-access to good social amenities such as water, electricity and so on.
THE YOUTH AS A TOOL OF POSITIVE CHANGE
The roles the youth can play as a tool of Positive Change are enormous, which I will highlight below:-
Formation of pressure groups: Nigerian youth in their different communities can form political pressure groups, which will ensure the proper governance at the local government levels, performance of their representatives at the state houses of assemblies and federal legislatureâ€™s arms. These groups can mandate themselves to make it a point of duty to meet with the political office holders to deliver the demands of the masses to them and vice-versa. This can only be achieved if only the youth will shun the act of corruption. This is so because some of our youth can turn their backs to the communities by following and cover-up the politicians bad acts in their quest to get financial rewards from them (politicians).
Contest for an elective post: – It is high time Nigerian youths contest for an elective post ranging from local chancellor to governorship offices (since Nigerian youth policy indicated youth from age 18 to 35 years). It may not be possible in some circumstances because of fear of defeat by the â€œbig wigsâ€ or lack of financial back ups. However, from my own point of view, it is very possible, because the youth made up of 40% of the Nigerian population. Youths should support other who has interest in changing the trends in Nigeriaâ€™s economy by voting on the Election Day, and offer youthful advice when youth elected officers are going against their manifestoes.
Anticorruption Club: -The issue of corruption, nevertheless, still remains one of the most difficult problems under the current government of Obasanjo. The youth can organize seminars for the youth from primary schools to higher instructions on the need to shun corruption.
It was another sad day for Nigerians on Sunday 29th October 2006 as ADC airlines crashed in a village just some kilometers from Abuja International airport. I knew about the crash from a TV station scrolling about the sad event, which was later aired by other local televisions and radio stations. Among the dead were Sultan Muhammadu Maccido, the sultan of Sokoto, his senator son, grandchild and other 90+ on board.
Sultan Muhammadu Maccido who I was opportuned to meet with other serving youth corps members (Batch B NYSC) during our endurance trek in September 2004, had a welcoming heart for us. Former Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari was also there to welcome us to the city of the caliphate-Sokoto state. During our 3-week long orientation camping period in Farfaru Sokoto state, he (Sultan) donated two cows and other foodstuffs to us in order to enjoy our stay. He also instituted an essay competition that allows serving youths to share their stay experiences in Sokoto State. A winner collects a specific amount during the passing-out ceremony.
Back to the crash, Nigeria witnessed two crashes last year (11 December 2005 in Port Harcourt & 23 October 2005 in Lisa Village, Ogun State) and another two just occurred this year. Â What is wrong with our aviation industry in this country? Can anybody answer me?
All Nigerian sectors needs reform ranging from education to aviation. Our roads are not motorable. I watched people (on AIT TV) last week shouting about the ugly experience they had on the Benin-ore road; a journey of 45 minutes now takes about two days. For some us that will be traveling by road for December break, Iâ€™ve informed my friends to warm up for the journey because we will be spending close 3 days on the road. It is a shame! Even though you can afford to fly, I in particular is scared because of the recent events.
All Nigerian sectors needs reform ranging from education to aviation. Our roads are not motorable. I watched people (on AIT TV) last week shouting about the ugly experience they had on the Benin-ore road; a journey of 45 minutes now takes about two days. For some us that will be traveling by road for December break, Iâ€™ve informed my friends to warm up for the journey because we will be spending close 3 days on the road. Even though you can afford to fly, I in particular is scared because of the recent events.
However, I wish the families of the departed souls the fortitude to bear the loss and I hope urgent step will be taken to curb the trend in the aviation industry.
Press Release: Nigerian Youth Begin Countrywide Voter Mobilization Campaignsâ€¦ Launch Election Project.
With the 2007 general elections barely six months away, young Nigerians representing a diverse range of ethnic, religious and social civil society organizations have converged on a singular platform to execute what can best be described as Nigeriaâ€™s largest youth oriented Elections Project aimed at encouraging young people to vote, to vote wisely, and to defend their votes in 2007.
What’s going on?
Poverty is at an all time high in Nigeria. We churn out more educated illiterates than any other country in the world. The roads are death trap, the leaders don’t use them anyway- they’ve got choppers for short distances and private jets for long distances, if push comes to shove, their hummers giant tires can get past the roads they rarely need to go byâ€¦and with their sirens and security vehicles (filled with policemen with double barrel guns sticking out of the windows,) traffic is not an issue for them. Did I mention that a recent report released by the UN suggests that there is no electricity for an accumulated period of 5 months every year?? Those who can afford it have silent cabinsâ€¦Heaven forbid that a noisy generator should disturb their peace; there are more unemployed citizens than ever before. The gulf between the rich and poor is unbelievably wide.
What we can do
We can make a conscious choice to elect leaders that respect our wishes, and have a genuine passion for the suffering majority
Elections are here again and every ethnic group wants the presidency at their backyard…everyone wants a share of the resources meant for all of us. We’ve got to focus. We want change. We want a government for ALL Nigerians
There is a place where you can go to be influential to your development and extremely powerful. That place is the Polling Station. Understand that things WILL NOT change if you do not exercise your right to vote! It’s the power you have to influence decisions in this country.
Voter registration started 7th Octoberâ€¦how many people do you know who’ve registered??? Do not ignore your right to participate in this democracy… Do not become disenfranchised. REGISTER at the nearest polling center TODAY!!! Tell your colleagues, friends, family members. We’ve had enough!
The time is NOW! Get up and out to register! Vote on the 14th & 21st of April 2007!!!
This may be the most important elections in the history of our country! We have got to make this work!!! Pass this important message to all the Nigerians you knowâ€¦home and abroad. Its time for the people to speak, ok? Your vote is your voiceâ€¦What do you say???
Visit www.projectvotenigeria.org for more information. Spread word round…forward this message to everyone on your contact list.
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On September 4, 2006, I had online interview with Gbenga Sesan. Gbenga proclaimed, I see a New Nigeria emerging
‘Gbenga Sesan is an Information Society researcher, and was Nigeria’s first Information Technology Youth Ambassador. He is quick to express his strong belief in the potentials that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) hold for Nigeria and Africa and has been an active participant at national, regional and international discussions on the need for Africa’s inclusion in the Information Society. ‘Gbenga has consulted widely for numerous organizations, including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, where he is the Vice Chair of the African Technical Advisory Committee. ‘Gbenga is presently completing his postgraduate study in ICT Policy and Regulation, and is Program Manager of Lagos Digital Village, a multi-stakeholder partnership project that provides training and mentorship opportunities for underserved youth in Nigeria.
On 10th July 2006, www.mutiuokediran.com was launched. It has been many battles because of my work schedule. This website is designed to reach out to the Youth of the World, and all that are ready to make changes into our World. For this reason, I will be having a page dedicated for interviews (RenewNigeria®) with young people and roles models in the society. Since it may not be possible to have face-to-face interviews with those that will feature on the page, I will be sending questionnaire through email for their response. Meanwhile in the next few days, I will like to feature you on my website. If you are interested in featuring on the page, Please send me an email for the questionnaire.
At last, www.mutiuokediran.com was launched on 10th July 2006. It has been many â€œbattlesâ€ because of my work schedule. This website is designed to reach out to the Youth of the World, and all that are ready to make changes into our World.
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Today, 17th July 2006 is my birthday. Anyway I wish I could mark it in a big way, but I was in the studios (New Dawn with Funmi Iyanda) where I work as IT Manager.
But it is very great to be alive and thank God for His mercy and protection.
Besides, I have some birthday mates, which I only called one of them Lydia (we served together in Sokoto State during our NYSC days).
If you are of July 17th person or you know someone, please contact me.
“Going through the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a life-building process. It ensures you determine what you want in life; make better use of the year, and always seek God to direct and protect you” (September 2004)
The above quotation which came to my mind in September 2004 when I was preparing for the NYSC orientation camping was my quotation of my service year.
NYSC Scheme is a program designed to foster good relationship between the different regions in Nigeria. In the next few days I will be blogging about my experience in Sokoto State.
“We were offered $1m each to back third term”
This was a statement of the Leader of the Alliance for Democracy in the Nigerian House of Representatives; Mr. Wunmi Bewaji on Tuesday, 12th April 2006 in Abuja to Punch Newspapers correspondents.
In the report, it was cited that members of the House of Representatives may have been offered $1million each by forces within and outside the National Assembly to support the controversial move to extend the tenure of President Olusegun Obasanjo and governors beyond 2007.
He said, â€œThey came and told me that they have provided $1million for each of us opposed to third term, like they provided for those in support.
In my case, they said they we’re going to offer me an oil bloc in addition to $1million. But I told them that it is not a question of what I am going to gain. But mine is to ensure that we do not only have peace and stability in the country, but to protect our renascent democracy.
My comment: it is very dishearten to hear that our leaders are ready to pay each member of our representatives $1 million, approximately 140 million Naira in a country where the youths are still roaming without hope of getting jobs or those who have jobs are been underpay.
I will like to ask â€œwho are those forces?â€
I will like to use this opportunity to call on Nigerian youths to rise up to the occasion say no to the bribery and corruption in our nation. If President Obasanjo wants to rule for the 3rd term, our oil money should not be use to bribe our representatives.
Â Time will tell.
The trend things are going on in Nigeria, my heart bleeds for Nigerian children that have been neglected by the society. Things are this way because there are so few people whom are ready to change the trend. There are too few people who have heart for them don’t have support in order to help them realize the dreams of raising the standard of living for the average Nigerian child. These people do not seem to realize that these children are the future leaders of this great nation-Nigeria, after we leave this world.
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