We, the youth of Nigeria, call upon all aspiring leaders to endorse our youth declaration.
We see mass unemployment, failing infrastructure, corruption, gender inequality, extreme poverty, broken promises. And we know our nation can do better.
We hope tomorrow will bring an opportunity to thrive, not just survive. We are nation builders who can make Naija beta.
Now we speak with one voice. United across tribe, religion and gender, we stand together and face those that try to divide us.
We pledge to Nigeria our country: to serve her with all our strength, to defend her unity, to uphold her honour and glory. And we will vote for our future.
We ask that you listen to and collaborate with us. That you create 3 million jobs each year and tackle corruption, healthcare, education, gender inequality, and agriculture; with investments and policies that unlock the potential of young Nigerians.
We promise to hold you accountable for your words and actions. We are more than half of the population and together we cannot be ignored.
We are voting. We are the future. And the future is now.
Have you heard? The presidential candidates will be debating each other on January 19th. Each will be vying to convince YOU to give them your vote in the election. And we want YOU to be part of the conversation!
It is important that the candidates know the issues that affect Nigeria, and most importantly how to solve them. Candidates might not have all the answers, but they must know how to get the answers and they must demonstrate that knowledge when we, ordinary citizens, ask them questions. As citizens, we also have a responsibility to understand the issues that affect our community, states and nation. You are the envoy of your community. Do your homework and know the issues.