Oriri Peter is a blogger, an online media expert, an entrepreneur. Founder of Penessaj Communication, He is politically motivated, He has participated in various political campaign platforms, He is also an event planer/social media mobilizer, a social analyst and a strategic thinker. Studied Sociology from Benue State University Makurdi. He is so passionate about the ordinary Nigeria.
Youth Day: African Youths Deserve A Safe Space And Open Governance – Onazi
Africa maybe listed among one of the poorest continent of the world. In as much as we may want to dress the truth, the best approach is to address the problem. As a continent we have one of the highest youth population and available natural resources to go with but what has been the outcome? Sincerely awful I guess.
By Spencer Tony Onazi
The biggest problem of Africa has never been geography, lack of ideas , skills or lack of natural resources. The major Clough in the wheel of the Continent’s growth is bad Governance founded on “embezzle all the money”. Conflicts have also arisen due to economic hardship, top of the sufferers have been Somalia, Nigeria, Lybia, Congo, Sudan, Egypt(list far from exhaustive).This year’s International Youth Day is themed : Safe Space for Youth, the aim of the theme is hinged on: Creation of opportunities for Youth to interact and also conducive environment for their positive development. Africa has a bulging youth population who have been cajoled for decades by the Older generation. Bad Leadership and secretiveness in Governance have helped the inordinate sinister ambition of the older class.
In order to achieve a less extractive Leadership sector, Africa must strengthen institutions and legislations that promote open Governance and social justice. As I congratulate youths across Africa I urge different marginalised groups including the youth to demand for a more inclusive Governance and Transparency in the affairs of the state.