- Nigerian youths have been advised to embrace the culture of nation-building as the nation heads toward the 2023 general election
- Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba Al-Amin El-Kanemi (CFR), gave the advice when members of the Platform for Youth and Women Development visited him
- The monarch also urged the group to continue with its awareness regarding the door-to-door campaign in all 27 local government areas in the state
Maiduguri, Borno state - Ahead of the 2023 general election, Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba Al-Amin El-Kanemi (CFR), has advised Nigerian youths to embrace the culture of nation-building.
The respected northern monarch gave the advice when members of the Platform for Youth and Women Development visited him in his palace.
The Borno state coordinator of the group, Muhammad Lawan, led other members on a visit to consult and solicit the monarch's support.
The youths sought Shehu of Borno's advice and support on the group's endeavours regarding issues about youth and women's Development in Borno state and Nigeria in general.
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Shehu of Borno speaks
In his remarks, the monarch thanked the youth and women's advocate group for visiting him.
He urged the group to continue with its awareness on the door-to-door campaign in all the 27 local government areas in the state and to engage other youths in Nigeria to drive positive change in the development of the state and nation.
The traditional ruler also prayed for the organization's success, assuring the visitors of his total support and cooperation.
2023: Organisation partners with INEC, to embark on 6-month Grassroots Voter Education Programme
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Platform for Youth And Women Development said it partnered with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to embark on a six-month Grassroots Voter Education Programme.
In a communique sent to Legit.ng, the organisation's director, Mr Ogoegbunam Kingdom, said the PAYWDEV, having completed the accreditation process with INEC, would commence recruitment and training of volunteers for the programme from the second week of July and the voter education programme from September.
He stated further that the programme, which is targeted at the 360 LGAs of the southeast, north-central and southwest regions, was to educate voters on the importance of being part of the democratic process, nation-building and to ensure invalid votes and voter apathy were reduced drastically in the forthcoming general elections