Okwe Obi, Abuja
As the 2019 general elections draw near, a non-governmental organisation, Aspire African Youths Empowerment Initiative (AAYEI), on Wednesday, warned youths to steer clear violence capable of truncating their future endeavours, but rather they should get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to elect their preferred representatives.
Founder of AAYEI, Okache Emmanuel, who gave the charge, on Wednesday, at a one-day empowerment summit, in Abuja, tagged: ‘To inform to Perform,’ added that youths were not lazy, but that all they needed was to activate their God-given potentials.
“The youths constitute 60 per cent of our population today, but will constitute 100 per cent of our future.
“Youths are the future of this country and deserve to be treated as a category of persons in the society with equal opportunities and right to contribute to the development of our nation,” he said.
He further stated that discipline and cultural diplomacy should be the watchwords for youths.
“The Federal Government must rise up to its constitutional mandate and protect the rights of the vulnerable and pre-disposed youths one the street,” Emmanuel added.
AAYEI used the summit to teach the participants how to take the advantage of the social media to brand and advance their businesses.