As Nigeria celebrates its 54 years of independence, a youth
and political pressure group, Advocate for Collective Transformation ACT has said the effect of bad leadership in the country cannot be compared to ravaging Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.
ACT in its independence anniversary message signed by its National President, Comrade Oluwatayo Fashogbon and National Secretary, Isaac Ifetoluwa Ajayi said the veracity of energy to stop the spread of Ebola in the country should be extended to every sector of governance.
“With the way Ebola was battled out of Nigeria, our leaders should deploy such energy, interest and political will in rebuilding our country.
“Ebola killed about 20 people in Nigeria while bad leadership, corruption has killed hundreds of thousands since after our independence in 1960”
According to ACT, Nigerians particularly youths are faced with various challenges ranging from acute unemployment, poverty, defective educational standard, lack of social welfare and in most cases total abandonment and systematic exclusions from all the commanding height of governance in the affairs that bother on Nigerian youth interest.
“These trends must not be watched to continue in the new independent year, youths must rise to be voice in all issues affecting the country.”
The group said it would commensurate this year’s independence anniversary with a mass peaceful youth rally on October 8 in Yaba area of Lagos State.
ACT said the rally is to sensitize Nigerian youths on peaceful participation in electoral process ahead of the 2015 general election.
The group said youths must be enlighten on using their voting strength to position right leaders in government offices at all levels in Nigeria.