The renowned Nigerian movie actor and MP Desmond Elliot has urged youth to remain vibrant in their societies by getting involved in all kind of community services if they are to fulfil their dreams.
He said there a lot of things that can be done by young people in order to create an impact in the lives of people in their respective societies.
Desmond is one of the delegates from Nigeria who came to attend Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.
Desmond who many know him from his previous career as an actor is a member of parliament representing Sulurere Constituency in Lagos Nigeria.
He is in Uganda for the third time.
He urged youth to always embrace all kind of community activities which aimed at improving the wellbeing of their locals as one way of building their career.
“I encourage the youth, unfortunately youth in African always come at the tail of everything instead of coming in at the beginning I want to encourage you to come on board at the start of everything,” he said.
He cited some of the things the youth can use to change the dynamics and thoughts of the people in the community.
He also said getting involved in community policy making makes one’s voice to be heard.
“You may not to be a politician but your voice must be heard through talking to the people in the community, helping people in your community, making yourself affordable, making your self-notice. I am not asking you to be a star, you can do a lot of community services,” he said.
He appealed to the youth to always refrain from all kinds of violence because it may ruin their future plans and dreams.
“And you don’t need to fight when carrying out all these activities. You need to be peaceful if you want to achieve your dreams,” he advised.
He said it is always a great thing to see young people joining leadership in Africa.