Mr Douglas Osagie, a Legislative Aide to Senate President, Bukola Saraki has advised Nigerian youth to develop themselves for leadership positions.
He said the youth should contribute their quota to fast-track development at various levels of governance through leadership.
Osagie, who is Saraki's Senior Aide on Legislative Matters and Strategy, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja said they have the potential to drive the needed positive change that Nigerians were yearning for.
He said: "I believe that the young ones should be prepared for leadership positions. All over the world, there is a generational shift whereby the young ones who are able to work hard and understand the rudiments of governance are given leadership positions.
"I think in Nigeria, the clamour for young people to get involved in politics is very good because the generation that we are now is a fast thinking one," Osagie said.
According to him, young people constitute about 60 per cent of the active Nigerians that can bring innovation to solve some of the problems we have in Nigeria.
"If we have innovative smart thinking young people in leadership positions, we won't be having some of the problems we have right now in the country because those people making decisions for us are not really at par with the present generational shift," he said. [NAN]