Be the change you want to see was the simple message Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had for Nigerian youths as regards their distant association with politics while they complain about the activities of those who have taken up political position.

Osinbajo gave the advice at the emerging political leaders’ summit which held in Abuja on Wednesday.

Osinbajo, who was represented by special adviser to the president on political affairs, Babafemi Ojudu, said it was not enough for youths to always complain about bad leadership, as they could do more by joining politics.

“Youths have a challenge in their hands for the future of our country; so, I advise you not to sit down and fold your hands and be lamenting over bad leadership or politicians,” he said.

“Get down to business, organise and do something to become elected political youths; after all, Enahoro became a leader in this country at the age of 23 and later moved a motion for the nation’s independence at the age of 27.

“The leaders there today will vacate the place tomorrow so if you the youths don’t start preparing today by getting mentored and learning the ropes.

“There is no way you will perform very well if the mantle of leadership falls on you tomorrow; so there is need for you to go in there and participate.”

Osinbajo, however, cautioned the youth not to expect that from the day they start participating in politics, they would become the president of Nigeria.

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