The lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Mr. Shina Peller has explained that youths in the country with the right leadership skills are not willing to join politics because of the system.
Peller, who is the founder of Lead Generation Initiative, revealed this in an interview with Independent.
He noted that this lack of interest is why they settle for the entertainment industry in search of solace.
“The truth is that youths in Nigeria have lost interest in national matters. The belief is that they have continuously been sidelined in the political circle and that there is nothing they do that can change this narrative. This explains why they take solace in the entertainment industry and spend most of their time with reality shows like Big Brother Naija and others.
“The situation is quite unfortunate. While many may argue convincingly that it is our system that doesn’t encourage active participation of the Nigerian youth in politics and governance, the unwillingness and unpreparedness of the majority of us (the youth) to get involved in active politics, decision and policy-making has further worsened the situation. Many of the young Nigerians who possess the required leadership skills and qualitie
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