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Don’t succumb to hardship, Obi tells Nigerian youths

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‘You must not cower in the face of difficult challenges and bad governance that pervade the nation, but raise your voices and demand for good governance’

By Valentine Amanze

The Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate in the February 25, 2023 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has advised Nigerian youths not to give up in their quest for a new Nigeria despite challenges.

Obi, who made the appeal at the International Youth conference in Enugu on Friday, reminded the youths that Nigeria belongs to them.

His words: “You must not cower in the face of difficult challenges and bad governance that pervade the nation, but raise your voices and demand for good governance.

“We all must persevere and work together to dismantle the criminality and corruption that have festered through different levels of government in our nation.”

He however commended the organizers of the programme for the initiative aimed at empowering the youths with the right knowledge and leadership skills to make positive change.

“We will, all together, build the New Nigeria of our dreams,” he assured.

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Reminiscing on the theme of the conference, “Sustainable Development Goals, SDG,” Obi interacted with a cross-section of young entrepreneurs, youth advocates, and change agents.

The LP flagbearer encouraged the youths to take on entrepreneurship, no matter the difficulties they face in the country, stressing, “It’s only through entrepreneurship that we will build a strong small business sector that will catalyze the economy, foster productivity, and help in moving the country from consumption to production.”

The event was aimed at discussing how to “Accelerate Actions to Achieve the SDGs in Nigeria Through Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement,’ a topic of critical importance to the nation, especially the youths, whose future must be secured.

The convener of the yearly “Shaping the Future Conference” is a young Nigerian international award winner,  Noel Ifeanyi Alumona of Vanderbilt University in the United States.

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