Rather than being combative with those in power, youth have been advised to interact with the government through constructive criticism.
A Consultant, Mr Michael Magaji, made the call at a discussion on the role of Nigerian youths in nation building organized by the Kukah Center and with the support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, OSIWA, at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
According to Mr Magaji, young people should make use of the benefits that digital technology offers to better individuals and citizens of the country.
The University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof Saadatu Liman, who represented the Vice-Chancellor said the seminar would add substance to the institution’s values, influencing its students to become the best citizens.
Youths and other stakeholders should use the Civic Space to dialogue to rapidly develop the nation, said the founder, Kukah Foundation’s, Most Reverend Matthew Kukah, who contributed virtually.
Student Union President, Comrade Gbefwi Najim, urged students to use their abilities, resources, and ideas positively and to avoid actions that could jeopardize their futures.
Reporting by Samuel Adeyinka; Editing by Saadatu Albashir