Nigeria at 60: Nigerian-born US lawmaker urges youths to run for political offices

Nigeria at 60: Nigerian-born US lawmaker urges youths to run for political offices

- A Nigerian-born United States lawmaker identified as Beroro Efekoro says it's time for Nigerian youths to run for political offices

- This is coming as the country celebrates her 60 years independence day anniversary on Thursday, October 1

- He says the future of Nigeria is in the hands of the country's youths

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A Nigerian-born United States legislator identified as Beroro Efekoro has called on the youths back home to run for political offices as the country celebrates 60 years independence day anniversary.

The Albany county lawmaker said Nigeria's future is in the hands of the youths, adding that the country is blessed with great minds.

He said despite the resources at the country's disposal, Nigeria has continued to remain in a state of stagnation.

Beroro Efekoro: Nigerian-born US lawmaker urges youths to run for political offices

The Nigeria-born US lawmaker has urged Nigerian youths to be the change they are clamouring for. Photo credit: Beroro Efekoro
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Efekoro said the power to take Nigeria to the next level rests in the hand of the youths, adding that the latter must fight for a better nation.

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He said:

"You have to fight for a better Nigeria, a Nigeria that will be called among the greatest nations on earth because we have the power to do so, we have the resources and the potential is there for Nigeria to be a great nation."

The lawmaker challenged Nigerian youths to seek change in the country's justice system and also be the change that they are clamouring for.

He added:

"I am challenging you today to make the pledge to run for public offices. You don't have to have millions or billions in your account, you just have to make it known that you have ideas for a better nation and let the people follow, let those who are listening pay attention."

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In a related story, some celebrities have prayed for the country's progress and urged every citizen to celebrate the country's independence day anniversary despite the challenges.

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Some of the celebrities that have shared their thoughts about the country and where they want the country to be in the nearest future include DJ Cuppy, Woli Arole, Khafi and Ozo.

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