By Wole Mosadomi
Minna—GOVERNOR Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, has warned Nigerian youths not to allow themselves to be used as thugs by desperate politicians during elections, but be fully involved in partisan politics.
Aliyu who spoke in Minna, yesterday, when the newly elected National Executive Council, NEC, of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, led by its Chairman, Abdullahi Abdulmajeed, paid him a courtesy call, reminded the youths that they were the foundation upon which the development and progress of the country rested.
The governor said: “Nigerian youths must be fully involved in partisan politics and not allow themselves to be used by desperate politicians as thugs. The youths of any country are the custodians of ideas and creativity. It is imperative that the youths take their destiny into their hands. Most countries of the world pay serious attention to the development and wellbeing of their youths, hence, the call for Nigeria to protect its future by providing a conducive environment for self actualisation of the Nigerian youths.”
Aliyu pointed out that until this was achieved, the country would continue in vicious circle of underdevelopment and insecurity.
Earlier, Abdulmajeed told the governor that the visit was to thank him and the people of the State for hosting the national congress of the NYCN and hospitality accorded delegates that attended the congress.
No fewer than 2000 delegates attended the two-day congress.