Persevere, work to dismantle criminality, corruption in govt – Peter Obi to youths

 


The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the last general elections, Mr Peter Obi has urged Nigerian youths to persevere and work together to dismantle the criminality and corruption that has festered through different levels of government.

 

Obi advised them not to cower in the face of difficult challenges and bad governance that pervade the nation, insisting they should raise their voices and demand good governance.

 

This is according to a statement he issued on his X handle on Saturday.

 

The former Anambra State governor said he gave the advice while delivering his speech as a keynote speaker in a programme discussing how to ”Accelerate Actions to Achieve the SDGs in Nigeria Through Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement.”

 

According to him, the event was held in Enugu State on Friday.

 

Part of the statement read, “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.”

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