A youth political pressure group, Advocates for Collective Transformation, ACT, has urged young people in the country to shun corruption and key into ongoing anti corruption campaign of the Federal Government to build a new Nigeria.
ACT National President, Comrade Oluwatayo Fashogbon and National Secretary, Isaac Ifetoluwa Ajayi in a statement said if all youths shun corruption and its vices, President Mohammedu Buhari campaign for a corrupt free country will be achieved.
The group said youths in the country must brace up to fight corruption in every sector they belong to in the nation.
“We must begin to see the anti corruption project as the solution to Nigeria’s predicament. Nigeria’s youths are the major victims of corruption, the Boko Haram insurgency has killed more youths than ever, unemployment ravages us, our collective wealth have been stolen and mismanaged.
“Nigerian soldiers combating the Boko Haram insurgency daily with sweat and blood are youths; while these selfless soldiers sleeps in bushes and cold camps, some unpatriotic Nigerians were sharing billions of dollars met to equip our soldiers with sophisticated weapons,” reads part of the statement.
ACT however appeal to young people in various arms of government and positions of authorities to be worthy role models.
“We are appealing to the youths to see anti-corruption crusade as a collective responsibility because our future is only secured if we grind corruption to a halt in our country.
“At every sector of the society, youths must be seen as anti corruption agents. Engaging in and promoting corruption and its vices will only endanger our future,” the group further said.
ACT also urges Nigerian Youths to learn from Mr. President exemplary character of honesty and integrity in building up positive and profitable career in their chosen profession.
“Youths must begin to shun illegal means of acquiring wealth and begin to work on our values and moral codes, nothing pays like hard work.