The purpose of this study is to investigate the degree of youth’s participation in the police activity of the country. Among the crucial roles by the youths of Nigeria is that they help to commission (NEC) by serving as poll clerk, poll assistant and presiding officer. They also help to mobilize the masses to turn out in mass in order to register for election also they assist the law enforcement agents to monitor and supervised each and their respective constituency or delimitation.
Not just only that equally serve as a watch dog by monitoring both the collection and counting and also announcing the election result. The method adopted in research methodology is through primary source i.e. I consulted journal; magazine, new use of. I also prepare the questionnaire in other to sample the opinion of the people concerning the level of participation of youth in Nigeria.
I finally recommend that youth should be empowered, by providing quality educations, self employed methods and by introducing poverty alleviation programme in order to boost the morale and the living standard of the youth so as to enhance their participation in political activities of Nigeria since they can be refer to as the “Leader of Tomorrow”.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE i
APPROVAL PAGE ii
TABLE OF CONTENTS vi
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
of the study 1
of the problem 6
of the study 7
of the study 8
and objective of the study 9
of terms 10
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
of Youths 15
of Politics 16
Nigeria Youth in Politics 19
Militating against Youths Participation in Nigeria Politics 25
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Sampling Procedure 30
of Instrument 32
for Data Collection 33
for Data Analysis 35
CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
Analysis and presentation 36
Analysis of phase one (Personal Data of the Respondent) 37
analysis of second phase (respondents view to the research question) 42
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND
OF THE STUDY
The aim of the politician is to gain
and used power over his fellow men. The art of political power is one of the
most difficult of political power to the arts. No matter wise and experienced
we may be, it is often difficult to decide what is the best thing to do as in
other arts, to becomes really successful, we needs natural gifts by studying
where they failed, and try to find out the reason why. This is often called
The desire that Nigeria should be a
free just and democratic society, a land full of opportunity for all its
citizens, able to generate dynamic, economic, economy and growing in to a
united, strong and self-reliant nation. It is to discover the general principle
on which government can be carried on successful, it is politics. Politics
designed from a Latin word.
POLITICS: - which in turn is derived the Greek.
Polis or community. Politics stems form associated desire and purposes. It is a
group phenomenon because men who have similar desire and purpose can decide to
form a group where two or more such group exist in a society conflict its
inevitable especially when it comes to pursuing a similar goal. The conflict
may not resolve within the frame work of government machinery, politics also
regarded as an society. They role of ingrain youth in politics since 1993 to
were not encouraged.
youths in a human community are peoples in age brackets (81 – 45 years old)
they are adolescents who are peeping in to kingdom of adulthood. Youth are
expected to live by example for the adolescent to learn positively from the
while at the same time they have to show the readiness to learn form the elders
youths can be separated from the children and adults when one consider the gain
and losses of the nation in any political dispensation in the country. A happy
country is a reflection of happy families in the country. The roles youth plays
in Nigeria politics since 1993 to date may be mush but not all negative.
and foremost, the ambition of the youths trying to become rich overnight and
get to the top of the leader within a very short time. The youths are in great
haste to become rich overnight. Some of the youth either because of joblessness
or eagerness to get rich quickly have drifted into politics showing youthful
exuberance, impatience, intolerance and incompetence to manage the affairs of
man. Youths derive pleasure from good adventure and misadventure.
youth are being used as thugs, murderer, arsonist and all short by the money
bags and powers that be.
pathetically, some of them lost their lives in the causes of carrying out this
dastard acts. While their pay master children are abroad. Nigeria youth must
resist being used by these heartless but also participants in the politics of
world service as a positive role for youths, now find joy in killing manning
one another. All these and more have made people lost confident in the youth
becoming leaders of tomorrow, where in lies their role at their prime age, they
have nuisance, miscreants and all sorts. However, we must hasten to say that
only paucity of youths indulge in these acts there exist decent ones among them
but the saying that if one finger brought it solid others, makes the decent
ones unknown. Except through divine intervention, their role stand to be
doubtful, however, with tones unknown. Except through divine intervention,
their role stand to be doubtful, however, with tones of prayers, all hope is
not lost. The role play by youth in Nigeria politics since 1993 to date would
be incomplete without giving a positive part of it.
agitation for democracy since 1993 to date led the formulation of strong union
called Nigeria youths in politics “the aims and objective were, to preserve
Nigeria culture and tradition in politics to liberate its people from the yolk
of military regime. These and many more were what the union (Nigeria youth in
politics) stood for.
effects of these budding and ebullient youth coupled democratic government
struggle did not go notice. It really yielded fruitfully results as Nigeria got
democratic government. Therefore, politics as a game that must be played
according to its rules should be seen by youth as a way forward for the
country. As promising future leaders,
their roles in Nigeria politics would go along way with responses and
confidence in them their opinion could server as guide in Nigeria politics.
OF THE PROBLEM
In an independent nation like
Nigeria, the role of youths in politics since 1993 to date is very low and not
encouraging when compared with that is happing in other parts of the world.
Youth have not giving more chance to prove their worth. The following problems
have been constituted by the researchers.
poor financial strength of the part youth’s has contributed to their low
performance in politics.
there is low level of political awareness among the youths.
lack of encouragement makes youths have low perception in involvement in
availability of adequate resource personnel which are specifically designed to
develop the interest of the youths in political settings.
OF THE STUDY
The significance of the study is to:
as data base for general community by allowing items to draws talents and skill
from the largest number of information given.
also helps the youths in the sense of dignity and value, and also alerts both
ruler and ruled to duties and responsibility and broadens their political
serves as a reference materials to researchers and future writers.
help government planners derive useful material for planning purpose, for
examples, non-existences of a social welfare scheme which has turned our youths
in to endless searcher for daily bread.
AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
The physical and imaginary constraints
encountered by the researcher in the process of collecting data for this
Financial constraints is one of the
limitation of this project work lack of sufficient fund, this projects work
does not cover much areas as intended. It would have been intensified to cover
more than what this project contain now.
However, this research work is
limited to the roles of Nigeria youth in politics since 1993 to date as the
scope. Insufficient time in carry out the research is another constraint that
the researcher encountered during this project. The response of those
interviewed is another problem the researcher encountered. They were not fully
willing to give out information as required. Therefore showing down the pace of
the researcher’s work.
AND OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The aims and objectives of this study
is to protect Nigeria image in democracy, to preserve Nigeria culture and
tradition in politics, to liberate its people from the yolk of military regime.
These and many more were what the
union (Nigeria youth in politics) stood for. And also to protect the image of
Nigeria democracy through proper enlightenment given to the youths on why they
should participate in politics.
To ensure that the youths are
liberated and developed in line with customs and tradition guided Nigerian
democracy. To make the youths aware of the need for safe guarding democracy in
Nigeria. To inject political education and orientation into the minds of the
youths at initial or early time.
OF TERMS YOUTHS
Williams (1965) defined polities as a
social process characterized by activity involving rivalry and cooperation in
the exercise of power that culminating in the making the decision for a group.
Politics is derived from a Latin world POLITICUS which in turn is derived from
the Greek polis or community. Politics stems from the associated desire and
purpose. It is a group phenomenon because man who have similar desires and
purpose can decide to form a group where two or more such groups exist in a
society conflict is inevitable especially when it come to pursuing a similar
goal. The conflict may or not resolve within the framework of government,
machinery. Politics also regarded as an activity which group of people engages
themselves in the society.
Electron means the process of electronic a
group of people for a position especially political position.
Embezzlement: - Use of public fund for private
benefit diversion of public fund into private account.
Corruption: is an effect, act,
dishonesty or illegal that making somebody changes from moral to immoral
standard of behaviour.
Participation: is the act of taking part or
become involved in activity or event.
Violence: is behaviour that is intended to hurt
or kill somebody.