National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has implored security agencies and stakeholders across the country to intensify their effort in ensuring the safety and security of Nigerians, particularly in the fight against banditry and kidnapping.
Addressing a media parley on the State of the Nation in Lokoja, on Friday, Dotun Omoleyin, national publicity secretary, said, “We express our gratitude to President Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu for appointing two young individuals with exceptional track records as youth ministers – an unprecedented milestone since the advent of democracy in 1999.
“We commend the exemplary leadership of the Federal Ministry of Youth Development, led by Jamila Bio Ibrahim and Ayodele Olawande for their multitude of youth programmes and initiatives aimed at empowering and improving the lives of Nigeria’s young population.
“We are by this press conference wholeheartedly endorsing the “One Youth, Two Skills” project initiated by the Federal Ministry of Youth Development with the intention of alleviating poverty and reducing unemployment. We strongly encourage all youths to seize the opportunities offered by this program by enrolling for it”.
The group also conferred on Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello of Kogi the “Grand Commander of Nigerian Youths (GCNY)” title.
According to Omoleyin, the title is in recognition of Bello’s efforts and investments in education and welfare of youths during his eight-year term as governor.