Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has urged the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), to mobilise youths for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption and counter-insurgency campaigns.
Ganduje made the call at the swearing in and inauguration of the caretaker committee of president of NYCN, Malam Murtala Garba, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Ganduje, who described the youths as the most productive and important segment of every nation, said the role of youths in eliminating corruption and extremism could not be overemphasised.
He said that the vision of every country lies in the hands of its youths, adding that it would be a great wastage of human resource if the potentials of youths were not properly harnessed.
The governor commended President Buhari for equipping the Nigeria military with the necessary weapons to combat Boko Haram terrorist in the country.
“ I advise the new leadership of the National Youths Council of
Nigeria to embark on aggressive campaign and mobilisation of the
youths to support Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade.
“ NYCN should evolve strategies that will prevent the resurgence of
insurgency and all forms of criminality through advocacy campaigns across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria’’. Ganduje said.
Earlier, Garba expressed determination to reposition the council to ensure that Nigerian youths keyed into the programmes and policies of the Federal Government to enhance national development.
The NYCN President urged the youths, irrespective of their tribal,
religious and political inclinations, to unite and remain committed to the nation.
Garba expressed confidence in the ability of the present
administration to steer the nation out of turbulent times.
He further commended Ganduje for his support which helped to revive the council.
The governor was decorated as the Nigerian Youth Ambassadors by the leadership of NYCN.