May 25, 2022

By Maryam Aminu, Abuja

The Nigerian Youth Ambassador to the United States and National Secretary, Nigerian Youth Congress, NYC, Dr. Raymond Edoh has called on Nigerian youth especially those resident in Lagos to be aware of the don’ts and does in staging and actively partaking in a protest exercise as stated in the Nigerian Constitution.

Dr. Raymond Edoh

Dr. Raymond Edoh found it necessary to make the call following the arranged protest by Nigerian youths in Lagos scheduled to hold on the 20th October 2021.

The Youth Ambassador who made the call in a press release signed by his media aide, Emmanuel Daudu, and made available to journalists across the country stressed on the need for a peaceful protest.

According to the release, the Nigerian youth leader Dr. Raymond Edoh applauded the youths for their drive for good governance and the level of their youthful and well-coordinated unity in enhancing massive dividends of democracy.

“The youths are only showing concern about the country that is their own. Fine and good, but it should be noted that they are not fighting the seating government, they are not against anyone. They are simply asking for better governance. Be that as it may, I also urge the youths not to destroy government facilities. The protest should be as peaceful as possible by all means. Youths should only stick to the streets and not go close to government properties or against lives. It should be peaceful and carefully carried out, I repeat. The implication of doing the negative would definitely affect us eventually when they hand over power to us. This means we would be handed over a collapsed economy, and dilapidated government properties by virtue of our today negligence, which shouldn’t be so. In whatever we do, the present leaders are our fathers, they wouldn’t remain in power continuously, no, they wouldn’t. Assuredly they would be relinquishing power to us some days. So, I admonish us to be extraordinarily careful so that we don’t do what we shouldn’t have done there by metamorphosing to regret in the nearest future.

“More also, there is need for we the youths to be conscious of our activities toward the government. We would soon take over the affairs of government, as such we should employ other ways of getting government look into our plights Instead of protest/destructions of properties leading to loss of lives so that we don’t reap what we are sowing today”, he added.

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