Olugbenga George, Abuja
DAILY COURIER – The African Union-ECOSOCC representative to Nigeria, Dr Tunji Asaolu, is gradually veering toward political leadership in Nigeria.
The union leader, whose two-term tenure in the position will elapse by December 2022 is already giving a hint on where his career may tilt toward after eight years of service to the body and his home country, Nigeria.
Dr Asaolu, who was recently nominated into the Civil Society arm, Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Tinubu/Shettima Renewed Hope Mandate in the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria believes that it is time to move into the practical field of politics where his experiences in human capital development can be unleashed for rapid national development
His appointment comes from the background of his noteworthy contributions to the development of youths across Africa especially in the civil society space.
As a frontier of the youth inclusion mandate in Africa, he has implemented many strategies and programs that continue to impact hundreds of youths in different parts of Africa and the globe.
After his official induction into the PCC in Abuja, on Thursday November 3rd 2022, the excited Asaolu paid a courtesy visit to his political leader, Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele(MOB), the senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial Constituency at the 9th assembly of the Nigerian Senate currently ongoing.
According to Asaolu, policy is the most important tool for good governance in a democracy, yet politics is more important because it gives the opportunity to implement, test and measure the effectiveness of programs designed for positive transformation of society.
Senator Opeyemi Bamidele on his part believes that Asaolu has what it takes to lead a responsive civil society engagement with local and international actors in helping to actualize the presidential mandate of the APC candidates.
As the days and months draw closer to the 2023 elections it is hoped that more well meaning Nigerian youths will follow the footsteps of Dr Tunji Asaolu by making a bold decision to participate in politics for the betterment of our society.