A youth leader has condemned alleged manipulation of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) by politicians and advocated the inclusion of more young persons in governance.

All African Youth Platform

A youth leader has condemned alleged manipulation of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) by politicians and advocated the inclusion of more young persons in governance.

Mr Izunna Agwuncha, the Southeast Publicity Secretary of NYCN, made the condemnation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Friday.

Agwuncha, who identified one of the challenges facing youth leadership in Nigeria as the manipulation of youth bodies by the political class, said the trend posed a threat to the unity and progress of young Nigerians.

He decried the idea of restricting youths to the position of special adviser on youth affairs to the president and state governors and called for their active inclusion in policy formulation and decision making.

Agwuncha advised youth leaders to speak out on issues affecting the youth instead of sacrificing the well-being of the younger generation for selfish interests.

“The position of…

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