Ensure A Better Society Is Birthed, Nurtured, Get Your PVC, SMF Urges Nigerians

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the founder of Steno Memorial Foundation(SMF), Dr. Olufemi Tajudeen Sanni has urged Nigerians to participate in politics and enroll for their permanent voter's card registration, PVC. 

The former house of representatives candidate, made the call on Wednesday during an interview with newsmen in Ogun state.

Dr. Sanni also called on the youths to participate in electoral process so as to cast their votes for the best candidates.

He said ''The need for the teeming population of youths to participate in the electoral process cannot be overemphasized.

'' Nigeria has a predominantly youthful population and most of the shortfalls in social amenities and development indices as employment, healthcare, jobs etc have direct impact on youths.

"It is alarming when one looks at the massive gaps in social and economic indices compared to the level of participation. It is imperative to call on the this vast population to come out and be a part of the political process for the desired change, the real power is in their hands.

"When politicians come to the realization that their performance is tied to electoral victory, only then can we truly put pressure on them to act accordingly.

"I personally reflected on this and embarked on a journey to give my shot at a platform to fully Impart on society, prior to that, via Steno Memorial Foundation(SMF),I along with well meaning friends and family had embarked on touching lives, Steno Memorial Foundation has carried out various health awareness programs, given scholarships, free surgical interventions and post surgery care, yearly quiz competitions in public secondary schools in Ogun State.

"I felt I needed a platform that would propel the call to serve across the nation and threw my hat in the ring to contest the 2019 election into the federal house of representatives, my constituency was Ijebu North, Ijebu East and Ogun waterside Federal Constituency. Even though I didn't eventually win the election, it was really an eye opener to see the plight of ordinary Nigerians and I was encouraged to do much more. 

"We are unrelenting in our efforts via SMF and the pandemic did not hold us back, we carried on as usual with the provision of qualitative health support and educational support along with palliatives for the people.

"Participation doesn't have to be tied to charity, simply having a voter's card and casting one's vote on election day is enough but when good people shy away from participating, it gives room for the process to be hijacked by those whose purpose is to enrich themselves to the detriment of the society at large.

"This is a clarion call to all, let's get registered and cast our votes to the best candidates and ensure a better society is birthed and nurtured'' he concluded

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