Being Young Is Not An Advantage: See List Of Young NIgerians Who Have Held Powerful Positions

May 28, 2020
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Orji Kalu

A social media user has opined that being young is indeed not an advantage for those aspiring for political power. While listing names of young Nigerians who help powerful political positions in the country yet didn’t change the fate of the nation.

Read below: 

“Being young is not an advantage unless…

* Yahaya Bello is 40, Dimeji Bankole was 34, Orji Kalu was 39

Gov. Yahaya Bello was born on 18th July 1975

He became governor on Jan 27th 2016 aged 40yrs

Anyim Pius Anyim was born 19th Feb. 1961

He was elected senate president in August 2000 aged 39

Let’s talk about Dimeji Bankole

He was born 14th, Nov. 1969 and elected into house of Rep in 2003 when he was just 34!!!

He later became speaker of house of Rep. in Nov 2007 at 38yrs as a bachelor.

Let me shock you more…

Orji Uzor Kalu was born on 21st, April 1960 and was elected in 1999 at just 39

Am I communicating?

Donald Duke was born 30-11-1961, also elected governor of cross river in 1999 at 38.

These are some of the youth who had find themselves in leadership position

Do they do things differently?

What indelible mark would you say Dimeji left as speaker being a young man?

What of Orji Uzor Kalu? 

Did he served Abia differently and better as a young man

Our problem is not age of aspirants or candidates

Those who plunged us into this wahala are also youth

The active players in the civil war are all youths

The actors of 1st and 2nd coup of 1966 are all young men

One of them was Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu

He was just 29 years then, born on 26th, Feb 1937

The beneficiaries of subsequent coups are also youths

Yes! In their 20s, 30s and early 40s

One of them was Yakubu Gowon

Yakubu was born 19-10-1934, became head of state in July 1966 at youthful age of just 32!!!

He married his wife, Victoria as a sitting head of state!

What does all these tells you?

Those shouting ‘Not too young to rule’ must also remember ‘Not too young to steal’

Our problem is not age, sex, qualification, tribe or religion of leaders

It is having that determination and commitment to serve

It’s about being God fearing and possessing leadership qualities like Ahmadu Bello, Awolowo, Zik and others

They are also youth when they came on board

So, it is NOT just about their age

They determined to serve

It is better to elect 200 year old saint than 20 year old thief

May God bless my country.”

“This is one of the best piece that I’ve read regarding our leadership history! Bravo and well researched and put together. Bravo my friend! Tommy.”

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