Lagos – As Nigeria joined the world in commemorating the Global Youth Day, the Youth Wing of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) accused President Muhammadu Buhari of failing to put in place policies to empower youth.
Nigeria celebrated Youth Day on Wednesday.
The National Youth Leader of the PDP, Abdullahi Maibasira, said the party, unlike Buhari’s All Progressives Congress, identified with Nigerian youth on the annual occasion.
Maibasira said this year’s theme, “Youth Civic Engagement”, allowed the party a chance to domesticate its youth-related issues as it reinvented itself.
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“As a constituency within our party, we have allowed for sufficient time for reviews and deep reflections. We have also observed with sufficient pride; the dynamism of our party and the untiring spirit of our new role as the Nigeria’s leading and most formidable opposition party,” said Maibasira.
He said the National Directorate of Youth Affairs would in due course inaugurate a PDP Youth Restructuring Committee.
The Committee will be mandated to review the operational, institutional and administrative regulations / frameworks that guide youth activities, mobilization, inclusion and mainstreaming in the party and to further suggest contemporary means for expanding youth inclusion in the party.
“As we in Nigeria join our counterparts across the world to celebrate the International Youths Day, the history and results of various youth empowerment, leadership development and integration programmes of previous PDP led administrations are still very fresh in our archives,” Maibasira added.
- CAJ News