The commonwealth Youth Council has described the president elect, Muhammudu Buhari’s 100 days covenants has a renewed confidence and hope for Nigeria’s greatness and boost the respect that other nations especially within the Commonwealth have in Nigeria.
The council, in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday from London by Ahmed Adamu the Chairperson of the council, maintained that the anti-corruption strategies and open government system will institutionalize constitutional democracy in the country.
“These are some of the strong values of the Commonwealth” Adamu said.
He however pointed that Mr Buhari should integrate youth participation in his government “having promised women 35% affirmative participation in governance. We looked anxiously to see what percentage would be earmarked for the youths, but we were excluded” he maintained.
“Considering the youth population in the country (more than 60% of the Nigerian population), and the role we played in ensuring the peaceful and political triumph in this election, we believe that youth should be actively engaged in governance.
“There is nothing for youths without youths. We call on the president-elect to review his covenant to accommodate youth participation in governance. A special covenant can be created to promise at least 30% affirmative action for youth participation in governance at all levels. This will help a long way in ensuring inclusive governance in the new administration” the council chair said.