Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Wednesday, June 5 reassured the Nigerian youths of his commitment to continually support the course of advancing the youth affairs whenever he is called upon.
Bello gave the assurance when the newly elected president of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Mr Al-Mustapha Asuku Abdullahi, alongside his excos and members of Kogi chapter, paid him a courtesy visit at his Okene residence.
The governor congratulated the NYCN president on his emergence at the extra ordinary congress held over the weekend in Abuja, while urging the new council's leadership to be focused and maximise their tenure in the interest of millions of Nigerian youths.
He assured the youth of his willingness to always respond to their call when need be.
His words: “I belong to you all and you all belong to me. I want you to relate with me on issues that border on the affairs of Nigerian youth and I will always be there for you.
“Please utilize your tenure to address the critical challenges faced by our youth and do not be distracted.’’
Earlier, Mr Almustapha Asuku Abdullahi, the NYCN president, thanked the governor for his youth-friendly policies geared towards the development of Kogi youth and Nigerian youths in general.
Abdullahi commended the governor for accommodating the youth and giving them a sense of recognition in his government.
He added: “Today, we can see young people within the age of 30 to 36 in governance under your able leadership.’’
He urged the people of Kogi especially the youths to support the reelection bid of the governor, saying he had done well for the youths in the state.
The council president enjoined the governor to continue to give the youth his full support, saying they would not disappoint him.
“We will leave the youth council far better than the way we met it; we will lay a solid foundation for the NYCN,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Kogi students in various higher institutions in the state and across the federation, have pledged to support the second term bid of Governor Bello.
The joint leaderships of the students' associations made the pledge at a joint press conference on Thursday, May 30 at Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.
The students' associations include: Kogi state chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), the National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS), Igala Students Association (ISA), National Association of Ebira Students (NAES), and the National Association of Okun Students (NAOS) among others.
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