Amaechi’s wife advocates active youth participation in politics

Posted by News Express | 9 October 2018 | 1,448 times

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• Judith Amaechi Founder of Empowerment Support Initiative ESI

Mrs. Judith Amaechi, Founder of Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI), and wife of Ex Rivers State Governor and Transport Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday, advocated for more youths to fully participate in politics and decision-making process in the country.

Amaechi said in an interview in Abuja that majority of Nigerian population are made up of youths.

“I look at the youth as young, vibrant with a lot of ideas and innovation, a majority of the population is actually within this age range and I will say that it is good to allow them to be involved in decision making.

“With the level of innovation going on in this day and age, where we have high technology, it is good to allow them to invent themselves, and have the elders advise them based on their own experiences.

“But at the same time you never know, so much is embedded in the youth, and if you allow them to be part of your planning, be part of inventions and intervention, you will find out that they are able to structure out things that will suit their purpose,” she noted.

“They will able to structure out things that will be useful to their own time where they find themselves, so for me, this is very important that they participate, it keeps them kind of active and busy.

“It makes them contribute a lot more to how we can fracture things to suit their own purpose, at the same time give them a sense of belonging.

“So I think the youth should be given the opportunity to speak up and be part of policy-making and development; there must be a way of having to get them in, into the circle of politics,” she affirmed.

Amaechi said that the NGO has contributed so much in empowering youths, noting that more needs to be done in the area of youth empowerment in the country.

She added that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has nominated the NGO to select 1000 youths for it to empower, which is a welcome development.

According to her, the NGO will be celebrating its 10 years anniversary in October with planning already ongoing. 

Source: News Express

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