Re-positioning Nigeria’s Politics at the Grassroots: A Call to Nigerian Youths

Many may have wondered why politics at the grassroot level in Nigeria is seemingly dead; only coming alive during election time. The answer is simple- we do not have a culture of grassroots political participation in the country. A quick flashback to precolonial times and the quest for independence attests to this. Most of the recorded agitations (by the Nationalists) typically played out on the national stage. Perhaps this was the fault of the so called “nationalists”, a set of people who were all bent on scoring their own political…