Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has urged young Nigerians to persevere and work together to dismantle the criminality and corruption that is causing the rot across different levels of government.
He gave the charge on Saturday while delivering his speech as a keynote speaker in a programme themed; ”Accelerate Actions to Achieve the SDGs in Nigeria Through Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement.”
Obi advised youths not to cower in the face of difficult challenges, and to demand good service delivery from those in power.
The former governor of Anambra state, who conveyed the message he passed through Twitter, insisted that they should raise their voices against the bad governance that pervade the nation.
Obi wrote on Twitter, “As a keynote speaker, I pointed out to them that the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, are a follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs (2000 – 2015), which before it ended in 2015, none was ever achieved in Nigeria because they were not mainstreamed into the development agenda of government unlike in other countries, like China, India, Vietnam.
“I encouraged the youths to take on entrepreneurship, no matter the difficulties they face in the country, as it is only through entrepreneurship that we will be able to build a strong small business sector that will catalyze the economy, foster productivity and help in moving the country from consumption to production.
“I reminded them that Nigeria belongs to them and they must not cower in the face of difficult challenges and bad governance that pervade the nation today but must raise their voices and demand for good governance. We all must persevere and work together to dismantle the criminality and corruption that has festered through different levels of government in our nation.”