Why Nigerian youths trusted, supported us throughout 2019 campaigns – Osinbajo
Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has insisted that engagement with the Nigerian youths needs to be clear and sincere.
This, in line with him, will assist construct a progressive society, including that this was why he refused to share slots amongst politicians within the implementation of the Buhari administration’s Social Funding Programmes (SIPs).
The Vice President mentioned the Social Funding programmes, SIPs, such because the N-Energy, have been performed in a fashion whereby Nigerians who knew nobody may benefit.
Osinbajo spoke on Tuesday when he performed host to the manager committee of the Younger Parliamentarians Discussion board led by its Chairman, Hon. Consultant Karu Simon Elisha from Kebbi State on the Presidential Villa.
Recall that Osinbajo was requested by President Muhammadu Buhari to coordinate the SIPs at its graduation in 2016.
“The primary downside was everyone wished a slot. I resisted it. Why? If I do this, we are going to destroy the programmes as a result of the vast majority of Nigerians don’t know individuals who will take the slots.
“It was not that one was being purist, but when younger folks can’t get the profit besides they know somebody then we now have failed the younger folks.
“Someday the President referred to as me that he was listening to BBC Hausa Service and he heard two younger men-beneficiaries of N-Energy – saying they didn’t know anyone however have been being paid the N30, 000 month-to-month stipends. The President mentioned that’s what exhibits we’re making a distinction.
“And in every single place we went through the 2019 campaigns, we had these younger folks organizing themselves popping out supporting us,” he recalled.
“If folks know they depend, then they will belief us and so they received’t destroy, as a result of they’ve a stake. In any other case, folks won’t ever belief us,” he submitted, insisting that political leaders should make sacrifices so as to win the belief of the folks.
Osinbajo mentioned that the federal government should discover a solution to be sure that the youths, who’re the overwhelming majority within the nation, are represented as successfully as attainable.