African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) Nigeria has called on the three Arms of Government in Nigeria (Executive, Legislative and Judiciary) to work together for National interest.
In a press statement issued by the Country Representative of AYDEC, Salaam Lateef Oladimeji to commemorate the 2019 Democracy Day, he charged the three arms if government to forge a common front of national interest to address important issues bothering on security, economic growth, infrastructural development, and well-being of Nigerians.
Oladimeji who said the 20 years of uninterrupted civil rule in the country calls for celebration despite all odds and challenges noted that the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and succesive governments owe the Country a Civic responsibility to protect Nigeria’s growing democracy.
He urged “the Government at all tiers to learn from the obstacles we overcame, as a Country, and the progress we made thus far, to help strengthen the plans that we have in place to put Nigeria back on the path of progress.”
Giving his charge to youths, Oladimeji said it is imperative for youths to play strategic roles in the new administration at the Federal and state level.
He butressed that, “on recent formation of new government across the country after 2019 General Elections, we wish to emphasize ‘People, Participation and Productivity’- On this, our youths have strategic roles to play.
“AYDEC Nigeria hereby implore our Youths to take ownership of our dear country. It belongs to all of us. As Youths, who make the chunk of the nation’s population (over 95 million Nigerian Youths), we have a vital role to play towards sensitizing the entire nation and the world at large.
“Our role is simple: Preach Peace in Principle, Action and Speech then Participate in Governance towards purposeful engagement and sustainable development.”
Oladimeji added that, “the Democracy Day should transcend beyond the celebration and commemoration to incisive reflection on our past, so that the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain.”