Empower youths to become self-reliant, Buni tells Yobe politicians

10/24/2021 11:04:00 AM

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Empower youths to become self-reliant, Buni tells Yobe politicians

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24 October 2021Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Saturday charged politicians in the state to empower youths to enable them to become self-reliant.Buni, in a statement by his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu, disclosed this when the state’s political stalwarts from Zone B paid him a courtesy visit.

He noted that empowering youths would accelerate economic prosperity and minimize restiveness, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.“Political stalwarts, elites and appointees must invest in the youths through economic empowerment, and offering scholarships to those from indigent families, to give them a future and to take them away from social vices,” he said.

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Published 24 October 2021 Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Saturday charged politicians in the state to empower youths to enable them to become self-reliant.the abundant opportunities in Information and Communications Technology, ICT, to create jobs for the youths.LinkedIn Mai Mala Buni Ahead of the planned national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), concerned stakeholders have warned the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee against imposing any of the aspirants for the seat of national chairman and other offices on members of the party.Seun Opejobi Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho has alleged that some politicians are pressurizing him to beg the Presidency.

Buni, in a statement by his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu, disclosed this when the state’s political stalwarts from Zone B paid him a courtesy visit. He noted that empowering youths would accelerate economic prosperity and minimize restiveness, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The immediate past Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom said ICT remains one of the greatest tools for employment and wealth creation, stressing that youths of Benue State are among the most active people on social media who would gladly embrace the opportunities on the internet to earn a living and be employers. “Political stalwarts, elites and appointees must invest in the youths through economic empowerment, and offering scholarships to those from indigent families, to give them a future and to take them away from social vices,” he said. In a statement, they charged the Buni-led caretaker committee not to repeat the mistakes of the ward, councils and states congresses conducted in controversial circumstances. The governor expressed satisfaction with the growing unity in Zone B, saying, “We must do away with primordial sentiments, such as ethnic differences for us to grow and develop. He also lauded him for setting up the Benue State Information and Communications Technology Council earlier this year to serve as an advisory body for the development and use of ICT in the state. I am happy with the sense of unity growing in the zone,” he said. “Let the whole world be aware, especially the presidency, that Sunday Adeyemo is totally apolitical with no special love or hatred for any political party as he has friends in all.

According to him, Yobe was having its fair share of federal appointments, under the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. On agriculture, Mr Akase said he would collaborate with relevant stakeholders and development partners to encourage young entrepreneurs in the state to take advantage of the agric value chain from cultivation through production, collection, processing, packaging to marketing. Even in Akwa-Ibom, the home state of the Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John Akpanudoedehe, who was quick to issue a statement celebrating this fiasco as the true reflection of internal democracy in a progressive party such as ours, more than one congress held.) regime. “We now have the President of the Senate, the Inspector General of Police, Minister of Power, two justices of the Supreme Court, two Courts of Appeal justices and a host of others. On security, he condemned the sustained attacks on Benue people by Fulani herdsmen; a situation he said has led to the loss of many lives and adversely affected food production in parts of the state. Read Also . “While a few states conducted the congresses with a semblance of the true letters and spirit of consensus, which they must be commended for, in many other states, the congresses were mere gatherings to confer some sort of legitimacy on already prepared list of party executives without the involvement and acceptance of other stakeholders from those states.