The group believes Nigeria’s present crop of politician are not capable of running the nation.
A group of youths from the Northern part of Nigeria, under the aegis of the Arewa Youth Assembly, has called on successful business owners and prominent citizens in the private sector to join the 2023 presidential race.
The group’s decision was contained in a statement issued on Friday, January 28, 2022, titled, “Private Sector Players to Join the 2023 Presidential Race.” The communique was signed by Mohammed Danlami, the group’s Speaker, and Desmond Minakro, the National Clerk.
According to the youths, what Nigeria needs at the moment is the managerial and leadership experience of prominent Nigerians, such as Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, and many other Nigerians who has recorded success in their private enterprises.
“In a country like Nigeria that has great and intelligent minds with positive reputations all over the world, the likes of Mrs. NgozivOkonjo-Iweala, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Mr. Bode Augusto, Mr. Segun Agbaje, Mr. Fola Adeola, Alhaji Tunde Folawiyo, Mr. Atedo Peterside, Mr. Kola Adesina, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr. Femi Otedola, Mr. Mike Adenuga, Mr. Akinwumi Adesina, Mr. Herbert Wigwe and Mr. AigImoukhuede, who are boardroom czars with a vast wealth of knowledge on entrepreneurship, why let Nigeria be run by others who lack such knowledge?,” the statement read.
“The knowledge and experience an entrepreneur acquires from business exposes him to noting how government affects the private sector, which is the power source of economic growth that propels improvements in living standards of citizens. An entrepreneur that can grow wealth, bear risk in such conditions found in Nigeria surely is suited to better the fortunes of the nation.”
The group encouraged Nigerians not to be tempted with the politics of cash and foodstuff gifts in the next election. They believe the task of leading Nigeria forward cannot be entrusted in the hands of the present crop of politicians in the country.