How many old people like me can be thrown out of politics?
Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El Rufai gave young people tips they can use to drive “old people like me out of politics.”
Speaking Friday at Radio Now’s Flash Talk in Lagos, he called on young people, business people and religious leaders to join active politics to do their part and make the country work.
El Rufai also said protests or activism will get nowhere unless good people surrender to government service and suffer the humiliation of serving their homeland.
He said: “Good people should offer themselves for public service and endure the humiliation that we all experience every day, we are insulted, insulted, accused, but we must have the best people in public service, we must rely on people in politics. ; we shouldn’t have them in banks, telecommunications companies, oil companies, civil society protesters. A protest will get you nowhere if you don’t sit down at the table. The most important table is political.
“I entered the government in a technocratic way, I did not enter the government for appointment as a minister because of politics. I was nominated because the president liked me and thought I could do my job. But then I realized that politics prevails over everything.
“So my message to Nigerians is that if you want to improve governance, you are involved in the selection process for those who volunteer in government and politics. And the only way to do this is to join political parties, be active and influence the leadership that appears in political parties, which usually influences the leadership offered in elections. There is no other way, there are no shortcuts to it.
“I am reaching out to young Nigerians, to laid-back Nigerians, because government fees are so low. Hence, the Nigerians must give up what they are doing; The pastors and imams who made money, bankers, telecommunications guys, leave this thing, come and run Nigeria, because if that doesn’t work, you won’t sleep at night, no matter how much money you make.
“I believe there is hope, I believe that if we have more and more young people, we will have five million of them who turn 18 every year, they can come and flood the parties, kick out old people like me and take a seat, but they have to come; they cannot stand aside and continue to criticize.
“Solutions are what this country needs, and you can only propose this solution, fight for them in the system.”
Source: – Daily Trust