From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin
The Kwara State chapter of the National Youth Council (NYC) has endorsed the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed for a second term.
The chairman of the NYC, Comrade Kazeem Adekanye, in his address during a solidarity visit to the Governor at the Government House in Ilorin, said over one million youths in the state have unanimously endorsed Governor Ahmed for a second term in office.
Comrade Adekanye who attributed the endorsement of Governor Ahmed for a second term to the governor’s achievements in the area of youth empowerment and employment, said “I have the mandate of the over one million teeming youths of the state to commend your administration for the excellent work you have done or initiated for the overall development of the state especially in the area of youth empowerment/employment through the KWABES, QuickWin, entrepreneurship scheme, payment of bursary and provision of scholarship to the students and direct youth employment into the state civil service which has seen to the empowerment of 10,000 youths”.
Responding, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed advised the political class not to politicize the future of Nigerian youths so that the future of Nigeria would not be compromised by a generation of youths inadequately equipped for nation building, just as he counseled the youths not to mortgage their future by selling their votes during the 2015 general election.
According to the governor, the state government would establish a Ministry of Youth Development from the present ministry of Sports and Youth Development to accelerate youth development activities in the state.