Umanu Elijah is a proud Nigerian youth, you have done well yesterday and will do well today. That is my daily affirmation each time I step out to heck a living. I also implore Nigerian youths to do same, as the Nigerian state has perpetually continued to hamper the political progress of her young population.
A vast majority of Nigerians are young people and a vast majority of our Political leaders in Nigeria today started as youths. They know the power that lies underneath the young force that’s why they make our political system scary and very unattractive for the youths to pick interest in.
They make it look like an occultic society where you have to bathe yourself in the stream of Vibranium before you can get involved.
But as citizens, most especially as young people, we should never turn our back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If we do that, we will double the danger. But if we meet it promptly and without flinching, we automatically reduce the danger by 50%.
There is a great potential in young people. It is like dynamite. Dynamite can do great good when used in the right way. It can pave the way for new buildings, schools, lakes, highways, and numerous other projects which will benefit mankind. In the wrong hands, though, it can be used to take life, often thousands of lives. Young people have the same potential for good or bad.
Adolph Hitler understood the power of young people. After he came to power in Germany in 1932 one of the early actions he took was to outlaw all youth groups, especially the religious ones. In their place, he formed the Hitler Youth and the German League of Young Girls. In these organizations, young people were taught to revere Hitler and serve him without question.
The boys were taught that it would be an honor to lay down their lives for Fatherland and Fuhrer. The girls were taught that it was their duty to bear children and obey the Father. The youth of Germany were taught that they were the master race and it was their destiny to dominate the world. What happened as a result of Hitler harnessing the power of youth?
A significant portion of this generation of German youth committed horrible atrocities in the name of their Fuhrer. In fact, Hitler did such a good job indoctrinating a generation that it was a detachment of the Hitler Youth who died in the final battle for Berlin in 1945.
This right here is “THE YOUTH FORCE”
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in leadership and political affairs.
Get Involve and lets take our country back.
Mr Umanu Elijah is a multiple award winning filmmaker, a transformational Leader, PR Strategist and a Youth Ambasador.
He hails from the Ifeku Island in Etsako central Local government Area Of Edo State Nigeria.
He was the National Technical director of The Peter Obi Presidential campaign under TBN, founder of TUDI Africa (an NGO that focus on Edo state development) and also one of the pioneers of EDO FOCUS.