French President, Emmanuel Macron, has urged Nigerian youths to get involved with politics to change the narrative of the country. Macron, while describing politics as important, said only Nigerians can change their image before the comity of nations.
The French President, who was accompanied by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, gave the challenge during a visit to the Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, on Tuesday night. He noted that the future of Africa and the task of making it great rest with Africans, adding that the youths have a crucial role to play.
Macron described the Afrika Shrine as an iconic place of strength, music, culture and the late Fela as a politician who wanted a change for the society. Macron also announced the launch of the 2020 African cultures season in France. He said the event would help create a unique face for African culture in Europe.
Earlier, Governor Ambode said the President’s visit is expected to signal the dawn of a new collaboration between France and Lagos State in the quest to make the state the culture and entertainment capital of Africa.