With concerns surrounding educational opportunities for young Nigerians with incessant and prolonged ASUU strikes, we are exploring our future as Nigerian youths with mass unemployment and limited economic opportunities. Issues such as peace, insecurity, public leadership, entrepreneurship, renegotiating our federal system, access to social services, police brutality, access to justice, quality education, health, housing, our perception of corruption, and Nigeria’s brand in the eye of the world are not left out. As young people, we recognize the future of Nigeria is in our hands and we must be intentional about the policy, politics as well as principles, and practices that shape our national development and government priorities – hence the use of evidence-based resources to engage our leaders and stakeholders on our hopes, aspirations for the future.
The Nigerian Youth Voice Survey is a survey that seeks to capture the voices of young Nigerians on several topical issues of importance to us as youths and as a country. As we explore our picture in Nigeria’s future, we are asking our peers to share their experiences on what it means to be Nigerian, our voices as the new voices in policy-making across all levels of government. We ask about deepening our democracy, political participation, inclusion, and active citizenship.
As such, the conversation explores a unique opportunity to capture the best of youth voice in topical areas; from insecurity to political participation, our Nigerian identity, and deepening democracy, leadership, education, and health as sociopolitical and economic realities. It offers a new way to amplify our voice and share with our peers what we think our leaders should be doing to birth the New Nigeria we desire and our role in it.
The survey is about young Nigerians taking charge of our future by informing our leaders of our priorities with evidence, and we call on our peers to stand out and complete the survey in mass so we can build the Nigeria we desire. We are reaching out to youth leaders, student leaders, activists, civic leaders, community leaders and media houses, and online and traditional media outlets to help spread the word and mobilize young people aged 18 to 35 to complete this public survey.
We are targeting up to 25,000 responses across geo-political zones and we will be reaching out to youths where they are. Our mobilization efforts will reach out to young people from campuses to communities, from villages to cities, and ensure that represent the participation of the Nigerian youth population.
About the Youth Conversation for New Nigeria
The survey is part of the Youth Conversation for New Nigeria is convened as a series of youth-led, youth-focused consultations, community town halls sessions and focus group discussions, one on one interviews, designed to engage Nigerian youths, create awareness, and highlight policy issues of importance from communities to campuses.
We seek to canvass ideas, thoughts, and opinions from Nigerian youths and advance “our New Nigeria.” We are asking critical questions and exploring honest answers about our picture in Nigeria’s future and beyond. The findings and opinions from these national consultations will be compiled into a publication titled: A Nigeria for the Many: A manifesto for the Nigeria we desire.
Are you a young Nigeria and want to add your voice to build a greater nation? Click on this link to add your voice. www.bit.ly/NigeriaYouthVoiceSurvey
The Nigeria we want is ours to build!