An Islamic cleric, Sheik Ridwan Raji, has urged the youth to get ready to give credible leadership that will take Nigeria out of the woods.
The cleric said this is important since leadership and older generations have failed to live up to expectations.
Raji gave the advice in a keynote address delivered at a conference organised by a youth organisation, Always Thanking God (ATG), to mark its first anniversary.
The cleric said it was time for the youth to take the baton of leadership, by playing active roles in politics.
He said: “Since it is obvious that the current set of political leaders have failed, it will not be wrong if our youth were given opportunity to rule the country as they constituted a large population.”
He added that youths have a key role to play in promoting good governance and nation building.
Also, Pastor Jeffrey Aganbi urged the youth to use their lifetime wisely.
He stressed: “Life is too short to use it for unworthy activities. Life can only be meaningful if man creates an impact in his community.”
The convener of the event, Ridwanulahi Usman, said engaging youths, as nation builders, could be a key strategy to combat corruption.
Usman said it is dangerous for any government across the world to turn a deaf ear to youth demands and challenges, adding: “They are the leaders of tomorrow.” ATG gave out financial support to 10 widows and working tools to 15 entrepreneurs with promise to install borehole in the Oshodi-Mafoluku community in Lagos State.