Jos – A youth leader I Plateau, Mr Yakubu Jang, has said that the late Gyang Pwajok encouraged unity among youths toward the emergence of better Nigeria.
“As a young leader and rallying point of the youth, Pwajok was consistent in reminding the youth that there was nothing they could achieve if they allowed division among them.
“He treated people purely on individual merit and would not ask of or consider tribe or religion,” Jang, a Special Adviser (Special Duties) to former Gov. Jonah Jang, said at the residence of Pwajok in Jos on Tuesday.
He told some youths, who thronged the residence to sympathise with the family, that Pwajok’s friends cut across different groups in the society.
The youth leader urged the youth to emulate the late senator by promoting his ideals of unity for a better country.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
Jang said that Pwajok was always sad that Nigeria had remained backward when other countries, such as Indonesia, India and Thailand, had gone “very far”.
“His soul will only rest in peace if the nation makes progress toward realising its full potential,” he said.
Jang said that, Pwajok, the PDP governorship candidate in the April elections, shunned material things which he described as temporal and not worth worrying about.
“He had an open heart and was full of integrity.
“He loved everyone and insisted that everyone must be treated with respect irrespective of social or economic status,” he said.
Jang said that the youth of Plateau would miss someone who gave them direction and urged them to strive for the best.
Pwajok, 49, died in an Indian hospital on Oct. 29. (NAN)