The Helpmates Youth Foundation (THF) has called on youths to strive hard not to be left out when it comes to managing the affairs of the country.
In a statement to commemorate the 2020 International Youth Day, the group’s Executive Director, Opere R.O advised the youth not to wait for tomorrow as it is pertinent for them to take up responsibilities now.
According to her, there is a need for more youths to be socially, politically and intellectually involved in the affairs of the country.
“It has become increasingly pertinent that youths take up more responsibilities in order to take charge. The tomorrow which they have always been referred to as its leaders is already here.
“No gainsaying experience and wisdom are very much required in leadership, a good mix with youth and vigour is much desired for better results. Hence, the need for more youths to be socially, politically and intellectually involved. The big question therefore is, are the youths are ready? she queried.
The group further urged youths to stay positive despite COVID-19 pandemic which has greatly affected their activities and lifestyle.
According to the group, the larger percentage of victims of the virus have been those within the youthful cadre.
“For the whole world, the year 2020 would go down in history as unforgettable. A year the whole world was brought to a standstill. Maybe not the first of its kind but definitely one with its uniqueness.
“Just like everyone, youths around the world have been greatly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. In Nigeria for a fact, the larger percentage of victims of the virus have been those within the youthful cadre.”
The group, however, promised to continue supporting the Nigerian Youths as they continue to fight for a place in the leadership positions of the country.
“We will not stop in our strides to continue to empower youths and contribute our own quota to ensure that the youths are not just advocating to become leaders but are indeed worthy to be leaders.”