By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo
The Senator representing Anambra Central, Senator Uche Ekwunife has called on youths to access all the candidate, look at their track record and know who has their interest at heart.
Speaking to reporters after the Anambra talent show season 2, Senator Ekwunife said the youths of Anambra state should look at performance before voting in the coming election especially those that have served them before to now how they have impacted on their lives.
“It goes beyond speaking at the floor of the senate. You still have to do tangible works in areas that you are representing”.
“The youths should vote for competence, capacity, performance and those that have the interest of their constituents at heart. With that, they can request for dividends of democracy. They shouldn’t sale there votes”, she advised
The lawmaker commended Governor Chukwuma Soludo, on his administration’s commitment in empowering the youth to contribute significantly to the development of the local economy and securing the lives and property in the state.
Senator Ekwunife described youth as the backbone of every nation and explained that the direction of a country is directly proportional to the productivity of the young population.
She urged the youth to look beyond certificates and arm themselves with skills which will make them problem solvers in the society, stating that skill acquisition would reduce youth restiveness and unemployment to the barest minimum.
Commenting on the girl child, the federal lawmaker who was one of the panelists at the event advised young girls to always stay focused on their dreams and not be distracted by mere blackmail from the society.
She stated that both the girl child and male child should be properly trained without any iota of discrimination for the betterment of the society.
While noting that the federal government has a lot of programmes for the Nigerian youth through the office of Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the Chairman Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation reassured of her commitment towards using the instrumentality of legislation to attract youth empowerment programmes to the young people in her constituency.