By Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau
A non-governmental organisation National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on youths in Zamfara State to utilize their votes by ensuring that incumbent Governor Bello Matawalle is elected for his second term over his youths inclusiveness in the run of his administration for the first tenure.
This was declared by the Zamfara State chapter of the organization barrister Garba in a press conference who advice youths to always remember the youths inclusiveness demonstrated by Governor Matawalle in providing opportunies for youths in the State to partake in every aspect of decision making process.
He stressed that under the present administration, the teeming youths had occupied over 70 percent of the appointments made by Governor Matawalle across the positions of Commissioners, Special Advisers, Directors-General, Permanent and Part-time Commissioners/Members of Statutory Commissions, Boards and Agencies, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants.
The Chairman furthan noted that all the recorded appointments were in addition to the recruitment of over 5,000 youths civil servants in the workforce of Zamfara State Government, adding that, “That must be commendable because this is what no other Governor in Nigeria did by involving youths to fully participate in the governance of his state and by placing their future in their hands.
“As umbrella organization of youths organizations in Zamfara State, we must caution the youths in the State to not sit by and watch the integrity of our state being impringed in any way or allow our peace and unity or be denigrated upon under any guise.
“We therefore advice all young people in the state to come out massively to cast their votes as it is the only way to make difference in a democratic environment and to also call on them to refrain from any act of electoral crimes as the security agencies will spare no one who contributes in any measure to further stoke the embers of insecurity or election in our dear state, Zamfara.
“At this point, we call on all youths to support the candidature of Governor Bello Matawalle as we believe his support for youths and youths driven initiatives is a starting point of many programs he has for the youths in Zamfara State” barrister Garba has added.