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MANAGING Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (ANPC), publishers of National Light, Ka O Di Taa and Sportslight Xtra newspapers, Chuka Nnabuife, has urged youths and students to stand up and take part in politics, saying it is not enough to complain of bad governance whereas people sit on the fence.

Sir Nnabuife, who was represented by Ejike Agbata, said this while delivering a lecture at a programme tagged,’ Youths Activism in Politics and Administration of Justice: A Collective Agenda’, organised by Attorney General, Students Union Government (SUG), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, in collaboration with President, Students Union Government, Joseph Okafor.

According to him, “Youths are full of energy and are largely the major tools of activism and protest which is allowed but they must do it within the confines of the law as justice awaits anyone who goes against the laws of the land. It is not enough for them to seek political positions but they must be ready to bring something to the table.”

In his opening remarks, Attorney General of the SUG, Chinedu Great, noted that youths should be encouraged to be politically active, express their public opinion and involve themselves in any activity that would lead to the development of this nation.

His words, “youths have positive effect in the society when it comes to their activism because they conceive a large number and when multitude speak, the government listens which tends to be a positive reaction.”

He added that when there is a perceived breach which will occasion damage or when there is a government policy that is not favourable to the masses, the youths should speak up. He concluded by saying, “although we are diversified, we can still unite to rise against any unfavourable policy”

Another speaker and  lecturer in the Department of Parasitology and Etymology, in the school, Somadina Okwelogu, said youths should not limit themselves only on politics and judicial hemisphere but also extend their tentacles to human emotional development and gender inequalities, especially harassment of women amongst the youths and mostly among the affluent in the state.

On his part, President of the SUG, Joseph Okafor, said the programme was of enormous importance to the students, saying the programme will help them in knowing their rights.

Highlight of the event was presentation of award of excellence to Sir Nnabuife  and two others.

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