The chairman of the Nigeria’s Governors’ Forum and the executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi has urged youths eyeing relocation to other countries to stay back and help make Nigeria a better place.
According to reports, he said this on Saturday while speaking at ‘The Platform’, an annual programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre.
“Don’t succumb to despondency, there is a lot to hail in this country. There is a lot to frustrate you, a lot to want to make you give up and pick that visa and go to Canada,” the governor told the youths.
He added that, “Even if your search is a regime change in a democracy, there is only one what for regime change in a democracy, you work towards it.”
Fayemi stressed that, “Another election is going to come if you do not like what APC is doing. Organise, stop agonising, organise against the party. Link up with others who are organising and then kick the APC out of office and put people that you think we do better not creating a situation of anarchy.”
Urging the youths to make use of the medium available, he said, “The space is more liberalised now, not like what we fought against during the military regime. I’m not talking about the Twitter revolution. Many young Nigerians are cosying, giving it to governors and attacking ministers on Twitter and Facebook.”
“Go to the wards, go to the communities and challenge what they are doing there. Hold them accountable,” he added.