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Vice President Advices Young Nigerians To Join Politics To Bring About Change

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The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has advised the youths to get involved in politics during a virtual forum of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders on Wednesday.  The interaction included a Q & A session covering education, health, and youth engagement issues.

“You need to go to the extra length if you are not already involved, get involved in politics -while a lot can be achieved in civil society, government still holds the ace in terms of capacity and resources to bring social goods to the largest numbers.” The Vice President said.

The Vice President also noted that it wasn’t okay if the best minds and “most committed” social activists decide to remain only in the civil space, rather they should get involved in politics and make a difference.  “Besides, being deciders instead of pressure groups at the table in policy formulation are hugely different positions. The consummation of our great ideas to transform our societies ultimately will depend on “those politicians” as we sometimes derisively describe them.”

He further highlighted his public achievements from age 24 and stated that without his public office position, he would have remained a pressure group activist, accomplishing great things but not been able to bring about the change his country requires.

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