The Acting President Yemi Osibanjo has called on Nigerian youths to rise up as agents of transformation and condemn corrupt practices among political leaders.
Osibanjo said this on Saturday at the 30th Student Christian Movement (SCM) Biennial Conference in Enugu.
He noted that young Nigerians need to be courageous enough to swim against the current of corrupt practice and play their role in making Nigerian society free of corrupt practices.
“Young people should rise to the position as leaders and say we will not tolerate the stealing of resources. That is the major problem our country has, it is a major problem.
“So, if you challenge corruption as you must, (because that is what you are called to do), if you challenge it, you will be in the minority, you will be swimming against the current.”
He also called on the youths to use social media as the tool to speak publicly against corrupt practices by political leaders.
“If I do not see you young people on social media, condemning those who are stealing or those who have stolen the resources of the state, standing up to say, I condemn what you are doing, then you are not going to change anything.
“We can make a difference and young people can make a lot of difference,” Osinbajo said.
The State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi also at the event spoke in agreement with the position of the Vice President. He said that he is optimistic that the way forward is to mentor the youth on truth and integrity.