ONE HEART INITIATIVE FOR EQUITY AND GOOD LEADERSHIP
Youth organizations around the country converged in Abuja on Saturday 16th May, 2015 under the auspices of #30PercentOrNothing program. The meeting was summoned on the back drop of the 2015 elections and the way forward. National coordinator for #30PercentOrNothing Mr. Suleiman Hashim who hosted the youths explained that the program was created to ensure youth participation in Governance through constructive engagement with public institutions thereby encouraging a generational shift in leadership in both the political and economic institutions across the country. Some of the organizations that participated in the meeting include:
- Amalgamated Northern Youths
- IkonAllah consensus foundation
- Goal Getters Foundation
- Green Spiders Network
After the meeting the following communiqué was adopted:
- There should be legally backed classification of youth in Nigeria to refer to persons between the age 18-45. This could be through constitution amendment or an act of parliament. This could enhance equality.
- That there should be 30% representation of youths in all structures, positions, Committees and congresses of political parties
- That the Incoming government should approve an affirmative of 30% for youths in all sectors be it public and private. This could mean setting out clearly the recruitment of expatriates in Nigeria.
- That ministries and offices for youth development at all levels should be filled appropriately.
- That the National Orientation Agency should brace up and live up to its responsibility of orienting Nigerians about how best to act.
- That whichever youth is appointed or empowered at any level should protect the youth constituency as much as possible
- That we shall not hesitate to mobilize appropriately should we notice any bias to the youth constituency
- Finally, we will voluntarily enlighten the youth constituency about the government policies if we notice an implementation of the above mentioned demands.
Suleiman Hashim. Folusho Awosanya
National Coordinator #30PercentOrNothing. FCT Coord. #30PON
Akuro Igah. Alasiegha Cookey-Gam Julius
For: Goalgetters Foundation. For: Green Spiders Network
Buhari Bugema. Presley Akhigbe
For: Amalgamated Nothern Youths. Deputy Nat. Coord. (South) #30PON