*says politics remains sure way of help to teaming youths
By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Christian youth in Northern Nigeria have been told to be paragons of nation building by being partisan politicians and get very much involved in the coming politics of 2023 general elections as it draws nearer.
The charge was made by Hamisu Idris Medugu during a presentation of an outstanding award to him in Yola, Adamawa State on Friday.
Idris received the award in recognition of his humanitarian and community development, selfless service to the youth of Adamawa State and beyond.
Idris who delegated Honourable Musa Ahmed (Ajayi), former Mubi South Local Government Chairman, said politics is a game of numbers and participation.
“Without much participation by the Christian youth, they will have much limitation and constraint to help themselves talk more of helping others in dire need,” he said.
Ajayi who was responding to the award on behalf of Hamisu while on receiving it, expressed worries on how the Christian youth have relegated themselves despite abundant leadership potentials.
He advised them not to be deceived by those using religious politics to achieve their selfish interests.
According to him, in politics, personal interests supersede others and politics of religion is deceit unpopular politicians use to score political points.
“Forget about those people using religion to succeed in their style of politics, they are using it for their selfish interests. Religious politics exists only when there is a particular interest by a particular politician who is not electable.
“All I want to tell you is to get involved in politics, if you are not participating, you cannot be noticed, and once you are not into it, nobody can help you and you can not help anyone.
“Christian youth have what it takes to have a good leader, it’s our time let us do it together to save our land. Don’t drag your feet, don’t relegate yourself to the background,” Musa charged them.
Hamisu who is aspiring to be a Senator for Adamawa Northern Senatorial District vowed to work for the system that will mainstream youth into a place of self-empowerment.
While thanking them, Ajayi his representative, appreciated the youth who have traveled from far and near to honour Hamisu, a young man he said is full of vigour, wisdom, intelligence, and educated enough to take Adamawa Northern zone to another level of development in 2023.
National Youth Wing of Northern Christian found Idris worthy of the award because of his selfless service to humanity irrespective of religion, tribe, or place of origin.
Pastor Joshua Olala Adams who is the President of the group said, Medugu’s gesture of love to many youth in Adamawa and other parts of the country caught the attention of the association to honour him.
While reminding him to understand that the award is a further task on him to do much more for God in the area of empowerment, creating more jobs, and harp on unity in the whole of Adamawa, he said Medugu is an exceptional role model that needs to be encouraged.