Former President Goodluck Jonathan does not think youths below 35 years should dominate Nigerian political space.
Jonathan said this while receiving the New Nigeria 2019, NN-2019 group and the Young Professionals of Nigeria, YPN, led by Chima Nwafor and Moses Siasia, in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
According to Jonathan, “I am not envisioning a government that every actor will be below thirty-five years old, but I share the aspiration of those who want young people to be fully involved in governance.
The former President said the youths are susceptible to being used for social vices.
“They are being used negatively. We talk about cultism, hired killers, terror, kidnapping, the elderly cannot enter the bush to go and stay for days,” he said
He also charged the youths to be focused less on material accumulations but on ways to improve their minds. He said,” The growth of society should not be marked by flashy cars, sky scrapers and beautiful roads but by the people, the way they think and the way they do things.”