Youths for Change
One Million Youths for Change in Nigeria
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Contact: Kristin Unruh (Media and P.R. officer). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toronto- Toronto resident, student (York University) and community philanthropist, Mr. Michael Bobby Obodo, Jr., has launched an initiative that promises to be historic- One Million Youths for Change in Nigeria. It is geared towards mobilizing one million youths from across the globe, Nigerians and non-Nigerians, to a Million Person March in Nigeria, in 2011, which will help in strengthening the new wave of sociopolitical change that is already permeating the country.
Below, are excerpts from some of Michael’s speeches on why he thinks the million person march need to happen:
“I believe, strongly, in the power and courage of the youths. Without the active involvement of the youths, and the allowance of them, by the government, into the affairs and governance of Nigeria, these issues may never be rectified.”
“I feel now, more than ever, that there is no other time, but now, for both local and international news networks to help the youths of Nigeria to spread the word and make this rally a reality. The interconnectedness of our world today has reinforced our human communal characteristics and responsibility to one another, that when a good or bad thing happens anywhere in the world, it affects everybody everywhere in the world. I hope the world
does not allow this unprecedented spirit of patriotism and involvement that has engulfed the hearts and minds of the youths, to quench.
The website is witnessing meaningful engagements among members; the Facebook page of this initiative is enjoying nearly ten thousand in membership from concerned youths (Nigerians and non-Nigerians) across the globe; the twitter and fan pages are both attracting the attention of many; and the Youtube videos put out by this organization are also attracting the attention of thousands. It is no surprise why internationally renowned musicians and actors- like 2face, The Kentro Family, Runs Tee, Black Blaze, Chief Yinka Fayinde, Ini Edo, and many others- are expressing their support for and participation/performances at the rally. The million man march in Nigeria may really be one that history will record.