30 Percent Youth Inclusion: Rethink Nigeria Commends President Jonathan

30 Percent Youth Inclusion: Rethink Nigeria Commends President Jonathan

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on January 16, 2015
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Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's president, pauses during a session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rethink Nigeria, a group of young professionals affiliated to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for restating his commitment towards the adoption of the National Confab report which amongst other things, accommodates a 30 Percent youth inclusion in governance as well as a 5 Percent inclusion of people with special needs.

Rethink Nigeria, in a press statement signed by its Convener Ohimai Amaize on Friday, noted that “more than ever before in the history of our nation, the youths will play a critical role in shaping the outcome of the general elections in February 2015.”

The group reiterated its commitment to mobilize the youth constituency extensively for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaign in February 2015.

Rethink Nigeria charged President Jonathan to increase engagement with young Nigerians across the six geopolitical zones in the country.

It will be recalled that in March 2014, Rethink Nigeria led the struggle for 30 Percent youth inclusion in governance when it presented its position document to the national confab in Abuja. This move sparked off a social media movement and conversation around the idea of youth involvement in politics and governance.

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