Youths Urged To Boost Civic Participation

Youths - Civic Participation (File photo from I-Pledge-To-Vote launch in Keffi, Nasarawa State

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a pan-African non-governmental organisation, Madiba Foundation for Good Governance (MFGG), has launched a project aimed at re-igniting active citizenship among Nigeria’s literate youth and grassroots communities for civic participation.

The organisation’s Chief Operations Officer, Frederick Adetiba, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the project tagged ‘Organising for a New Nigeria (ONN)’, would use the tools of media, technology, and grassroot platforms to build a movement that engages youth in Nigeria’s democratic processes from elections to governance.

He said, “Our conception of youth is not simply as a time in life, but in the words of Robert Kennedy ‘a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease’.”

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