Nasarawa State Youth Council has paid congratulatory visit to the Governor-)elect.
By: Eche Amos(
The leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Chapter, today, Thursday 14th March, 2019, paid a congratulatory visit to the Governor-elect of the State, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, at his Barayan Farm, along Keffi road, Gudi, Akwanga Council.
Led by its chairman, Comrade Idris Ojoko, the Council described Engr.
A.A Sule’s victory as a new dawn, new era and a continuation of the giant strides of the Governor Almakura-led administration, just as it acknowledged the commitment of the youth of Nasarawa State in ensuring a landslide victory of which made A.A Sule’s candidature to set an unassailable record against his opponents at the recently held governorship polls.
Idris Ojoko said thus:
“We are here to congratulate and felicitate with you on your victorious emergence at last Saturday’s Governorship polls. As stakeholders and as Youth Council, we consider ourselves as the backbone of every developmental aspect of Nasarawa State.
“So, we felt as strong stakeholders of the state, we should come and felicitate with the Governor-elect, advice him on what are the challenges and prospects of the youth of the state when you eventually assume official leadership”, he stated.
He explained that the NYCN is not and cannot be a political platform, but can equally not be exonerated from participating in political activities in the state to usher in a new leadership as it is the constitutional right of every citizen of the country who is 18 years and above to both vote and be voted for.
“We have the utmost right to vote for any candidate that is credible, can defend the rights of the youth of the state and the entire citizenry, empower us, give us a voice and take our state to the promised land.
“You know the NYCN in the State cannot be in an opposition either in this regard. Reason being we are here to support the government of the day, irrespective of the party in power.
“Having examined all the Governorship candidates in the state, we realised Engr. Abdullahi Sule was the candidate everyone was yearning for, which was why we endorsed his candidature few days to the election”, Comrade Idris Ojoko pointed out.
In his reaction, the Governor-elect, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, appreciated the State’s Youth Council for their unalloyed support to his victory at the polls.
“Thank you sincerely for your support yesterday, today and the support that I would continue to get from you tomorrow.
“I can recall I signed an agreement with the State Youth Council before the elections, I assure you that I will stand by that agreement we had and by the grace of God, we will be living witnesses to it because my government would be youth-inclusive.
“One area of that agreement was about maintaining peace in our dear State. I pray that you would continue to maintain peace and harmony because the future belongs to young people like you; it doesn’t belong to old people like me.
“Therefore, no one deserves peace and the future more than the youth. That is why you need to imbibe peace and harmony. Because when peace is lacking in the land, all the promises I made to you would become useless.
“My promises are in tandem with the organizations we will be bringing into the state which will encourage massive investment, and, perhaps, the biggest beneficiaries would be the youth.
Engr. Abdullahi Sule described Nasarawa as a wonderful state, blessed with numerous potentials and minerals, calling on the youth and other aggrieved parties to sheath their swords as elections are over and the will of the people had prevailed.
The Youth Council delegation was made up of all the Executives, chairmen of the the Thirteen Councils and Eighteen Development Areas of the State as well as the various Directors.