European Union decries low participation of Nigerian youths in politics

European Union, EU has decried the shortage of Nigerian youths participating in partisan politics. Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Ketil Karlsen said this during the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Continuous Voter Campus Outreach at University of Abuja. According to Karlsen, for democracy to be representative, it must represent all the demographic population of a country, and the youths are an important case in point.

He urged electoral stakeholders in the country to ensure that Nigeria’s politics was not necessarily about the person with biggest pockets that should be brought to power. Executive Director, EU Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), Mr Fabio Bargiacchi, said that the youths represented 60 percent of the nation’s entire population.