The Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) came into being in 2008 with the first session inaugurated by the then President Umaru Musa Ya'Adua on 25 August 2008 with the sole aim of preparing Nigerian youth in a decision making process while according them adequate representation in governance.
The third session was inaugurated today, Wednesday in Abuja by Minister of Youth and Sport, Solomon Dalung. "The Nigerian youth must desist from offering themselves from cheap manipulation. If those manipulating us believe in us, then, they should invest in us, not using us for their selfish interest."
"After the inauguration today, you all must purge yourself from the 'Ebola' of manipulations and come back to your senses. If I have collected money back in our days I doubt if I would have been given the opportunity to be Minister of Youth today. I challenge all youth leaders gathered here that after this session they should go back and reorganize themselves, and I am ready to be part of them," he said.
By Chika Jones