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Minister urges states to support local driven policies


ABUJA – The Minister of Youth Development, Mr Boni Haruna, on Wednesday called on state governments to increase their local driven policies and programmes that would reduce the rate of unemployment in the country.

Haruna gave the advice in Abuja during the youth rally organised by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN).

“The Federal Government cannot do all for this country; the states should come up with home policies that can achieve the milestone in the country.

“The youths should be able to think for themselves ways of increasing employment for their youths as this will go a long in reducing unemployment in the country,’’ he said.

The youth leader, Malam Abdullahi Maibasira, called on Nigerian youths to continue to support the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to him, the youths should work together for the unity and progress of the nation, adding that the country had benefitted in the projects of the transformation agenda.

“The consolidation of the transformation agenda is the only sure way to take the country to the next level and should support the laudable as this.

“The aim of the event is to analysing the state of the nation with special focus on the four years of the present administration in Nigeria,’’ Maibasira said.

He urged Nigerian youths to continue to put their trust in PDP, reminding them that it is the only political party that is owned by Nigerians.

The Deputy PDP Youth Leader, Mr Niyi Alonge, said transformation agenda was the integral part of the party, adding that the youth should support the President.

“As youths, we are all stakeholders in the transformation agenda of this great nation; the youth should not relent in ensuring their proper coordination across the country.

“The youth are the leaders of tomorrow and they should be of high spirit for the country to achieve positive change,’’ he said.

FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, who was represented by the FCT Secretary, Transportation Sector, Mr Jonathan Ivoke, said youths in the country had contributed to the good image of the country through their successes in sports and education.

“The youths’ victories in sports for instance had promoted the country in one way or the other like the women who played the other time.

“The youths should continue in their good works in terms of discipline and education,’’ he said.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Mrs Josephine Washima, also urged youths to make sure they register as their voter card was their power for electing their leaders.

“All the youths in the North, West, South and East can make great impact positively if they come out in mass to support the President’s transformation agenda,’’ she said.

In his goodwill message, President of NANS, Mr Usman Shehu, said youths have benefited from the YoU WIN and the Sure-P programmes of the president as many youths have been skilfully employed.

The President of NYCN, Mr Abdujalad Dauda, said youth constituent the largest population of the country, adding that youths should contribute their own quota to national development.

NAN reports that NYCN, NANS and National Youth Vanguard submitted the endorsement Plaque for the continuation of President Goodluck Jonathan at the rally. (NAN)

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