Minister urges youth in Taraba to be vanguards of peace




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Darius-Ishaku-300x225TAKUM – The Minister State for Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Darius Ishaku, has underlined the importance youth for achieving peace and advised them to be at the vanguard peace.

The minister made the statement an interview with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) Takum Sunday, where he attended his 60th birthday church thanksgiving service.

He said was in an atmosphere of peace that the concerns could be addressed.

The minister said over half of ’s population was made of young men and women and as such, for the to have a meaningful future, the youth must imbibe the culture of patriotism, selflessness and peace.

Ishaku said while the Federal Government was according priority to various challenges confronting the youth, the problems could only be adequately addressed in an atmosphere of peace.

He added that development could effectively place when there was peace and admonished the youth to eschew violence and work for the unity and progress of Nigeria.

The minister, however, cautioned the elite to refrain from statements or actions capable of sowing seeds of discord among various groups in the state, stressing that ordinary people had no problem living together.

Isiaku assured the people of that the Kashimbila Dam would be completed by December. [eap_ad_2] “The Kashimbila Dam be a major source for electricity for people in the State.

“The not be abandoned and ensure completion of the 40MW hydro-dam time. The dam become a major source of electricity for people in the area,” he said.

Isiaku said that the Federal Government is committed to the improvement of the lives of citizens through provision for regular electricity to all Nigerians, including Taraba State, for both domestic and commercial purposes.

He added that the current increase was to encourage investors in the sector and to make regular electricity for economic growth.

The for the kashimbila dam was awarded at the cost of 374.2 million dollars. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]