TAKUM – The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Darius Ishaku, has underlined the importance of youth for achieving peace in Taraba and advised them to be at the vanguard of sustainable peace.
The minister said over half of Taraba’s population was made up of young men and women and as such, for the society 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 take 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 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.
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