In marking this year’s International Youth Day, the former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has advised youths to stand up and fight for political power.

He noted that youths have contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigeria but stated that more is needed from them.

He disclosed that to achieve all-round success in Nigeria, youths need to partake in decision making, and to do that, they have to be in government at all levels.

He said: “Nobody will give you power, I encourage the youth to stand up and fight for a political power to enable them to be part of decision-making. The youth should engage their governments at all levels and seek greater participation in governance.

“Education must remain a top priority if we are to make meaningful progress. More investments should be made in the education sector, especially as regards infrastructure, teachers, and curriculum that will turn our better-equipped students and graduates.

“The issue of job creation must also occupy the front burner for various tiers of government as a productive generation of youth is critical to the development of a nation at all times.”

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