All the young people that came to #GenVoicesTelethon wearing suits and speaking with foreign accents, fake and original..definitely got it wrong.
The majority of the 65 million youth are not havard trained.
They are broke, they are confused and they are lost.
They cannot identify with a young man or woman powerfully dressed speaking big english.
Just then, Tonye Cole, MD Sahara Group, Multi Billion dollar company comes wearing funky jeans and a print t-shirt. That is a man in my generation, dressed down and talking normal, while the youth are dressed UP and talking posh..
His message was exactly what my father shared with me 20 years ago. He said if you want to make a change, find a way to get into government and replace those you criticize or rate as not good enough.
Dr Kolade who also spoke said that we should trace the path of leaders all over the world..most of them started working with politicians to gain experience…before they contested for office.
I agree 100% with both speakers and can understand. I joined the NRC in 1992 and campaigned vigorously for the 1993 elections..I was also not reluctant to come back to Nigeria and work at NASS in a job that paid me in a month what I would usually make in a day.
My heart and soul are 100% Nigerian….I love this country so much that I have said that my life would be dedicated to contributing my very best to lift the country back to glory. Through advocacy and through ACTION.
Both Tonye Cole and Dr Christopher Kolade said the same thing. It is time to really #GetInvolved.
Tonye ended by saying every youth that wants a change needs to get up and register in a political party. Does not matter if it is PDP or APC…or any other party…Just do it..
The question I have for all these enthusiastic youth is #WHATNEXT?