Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has called on Nigerian youths to be active participants in politics and save the nation from collapse.
He said in Kaduna on Monday that it is only when the youth participate in politics that they could be part of the decision making process and chart the desired course for the progress of the nation.
“It is high time Nigerian youths join politics and be active to be part of the decision making across all political space in the land,” he said
The Governor spoke on the Arewa House, Kaduna, wherein he changed into inducted into the Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna Hall of Fame and conferred with the maximum outstanding award of the 12 months titled ” Icon of Youth and Student Development” via the leadership of Northern Nigerian Youths and college students Forum.
The Governor who became represented by using the member representing Gusau/Tsafe Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon.Kabiru Ahmadu ,defined that his administration had laid emphasis on teenagers development and engaged extra within the state government,compared to another preceding management within the kingdom.
“I am a adolescents such as you and it’s excessive time we participate extra in politics. We don’t have any motive to cover. This united states is set to fall apart and the simplest manner forward is for us the youths to rescue this united states of america,” he said.
“There is a need for our youths to involve themselves extra in politics. If we have a look at the populace of this country, the youths are the bulk. So, it’s miles excessive time for extra youths to come out and participate in governance for you to flow the country forward.”
“In Nigerian politics, after you call on adolescents to take part, the first query they’ll ask you is wherein will I get the money. But, they need to placed it in thoughts that they need to enroll in a political birthday party and be active from in which they could move to occupy places of work.”
“Like I constantly say, our project as youths every so often is ourselves. Youths discouraging youths. If our youths can come together, with our quantity as citizens, we will lead the u . S . A . From the presidency all the way down to the councillorship.”
“If our youths are actively worried in politics, they will come to be celebration executives and as such, they may be able to determine the price of sale of bureaucracy at very inexpensive quotes”.
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“As you’re conscious due to the fact assumption in workplace on May 29, 2019, Zamfara State has made a first rate funding in education and adolescents empowerment to protect and guarantee the destiny of our next era of leaders of which you represent.”
“Notably, amongst severa different modest achievements within the said regions encompass a budgetary allocation of nineteen% to the schooling region, remodelling of our tutorial institutions, stepped forward welfare and well being for teachers and provision of ok coaching resource.”
He said “different regions of intervention is the award of overseas scholarship to masses of our college students in Sudan, Cyprus and India to observe Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Architecture etc.”
On the security, he stated, “insecurity, which become inherited by Governor Matawalle is one of our critical challenges in Zamfara State. If society can be truthful to him, he has cut down the difficulty of insecurity considerably seeing that he became governor.
“He initiated peace talks with farmers and pastoralists which yielded fantastic effects. Our top priority in zamfara today is the problem of safety and we’re operating and achieving consequences on day by day foundation.”
In his feedback,the Secretary-General, Northern Youths and Students Forum, Aliyu Ahmad, said the leadership of discussion board decided to honour the Governor who’s enthusiastic about youths’ participation in governance.
” He is a pacesetter in step with-excellence, a fairly intellectual character, a mentor, a function version who has been contributing quite in the direction of the improvement of Northern Nigerian youths and college students,” he said .
“Our award is a type of appreciation and encouragement for the services you’ve got rendered toward the improvement of Northern Nigeria. You are an extremely good governor of Northern Nigeria.”
“I honourably stand these days, on behalf of the complete Northern Nigerian Youths and college students, to verify you with the most excellent award of the yr titled ” Icon of Youth and Student Development” as we usher you into the Sir
Ahmadu Bello Sardauna hall of repute,” he said.