A Presidential Aspirant of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Dr. Chike Okogwu says the energy youths use in committing cyber crimes can be channeled into the Information and Communication Technology, ICT, sector to boost the nation’s economy.
He stated this during an interactive with the media after picking his Presidential form at the party’s Headquarters in Abuja.
Dr. Okogwu said Nigeria is blessed with energetic and resourceful young population that could partner global technology giants to excel in any field.
The ADC Presidential candidate who explained that Information & Communication Technology, ICT, can reduce unemployment in the country added that young people are vital to the future of any nation.
He attributed Poverty, unemployment, lack of infrastructure, and other factors to have aggravated the problem of youth restiveness, lawlessness, cyber crime, insecurity and violence in the country.
He stressed that Information in general and libraries in particular can help young people become productive and educated adult citizens.
“Once these youths are gainfully occupied you would notice that this is a tactical approach to use and these energies will be channeled to productive activities and youth restiveness will be minimized” Dr. Okogwu added.
On his Presidential ambitions, Dr. Okogwu promised to run an all inclusive government where the thirty five percent affirmative action for women would be upheld, a government based on the rule of law and equality where youths, students, the elderly and all vulnerable persons will be carried along.
“It is time now for meritocracy where leaders are chosen according to their ability to lead and their superior talents or intellect.
Dr. Okogwu who is a member of the disability community following an auto crash that left him a paraplegic commended the party for removing all political barriers to the political participation of Persons with Disabilities.
He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing both the electoral and disability acts into law.
On his part, the National Chairman of the African Democratic Congress, Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu pledged the sum of ten million for the production of posters for Persons with Disabilities to enable them start their campaign.
By Georgina Humphrey