Nigerian youth has been urged to promote peace and unity at all times for meaningful development in the country because the future belongs to them.
The Director, Public Procurement, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Musa Badeiri stated this as he received members of the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) who paid him a courtesy call in his office yesterday.
This was contained in a statement signed by Theodore Agbagwa for director information said
Badeiri posited that Nigerian Youth are energetic, hardworking, committed and has the potential to make Nigeria a country of their dream that will be reckoned with in the comity of nations. He said “We are all Ambassadors; we must show it by our deed and action”
He noted that the Nigerian Independence in 1960 was through the effort of our Founding Fathers like Sir Ahmadu Bello, Obafemi Awolowo and Sir Nnmadi Azikwe. He stated, “we are living on the goodwill of our past leaders who fought for the country’s independence and as such we also have the responsibility to continue the good works and maintain peace at all cost’.
While appreciating the award and honour given to him, Badeiri assured the Council of his support and mentorship at all times.
Earlier, the Vice President, National Affairs and leader of the Delegation, Barrister Faruk Mohammed disclosed that the Council is involve in various advocacy campaigns to promote peace and good governance in the country, campaign against drug abuse among the youth and also in partnership with the National University Commission for educational and social responsibility to the youths amongst others.
Mohammed affirmed that the Council singled out Badeiri for the award of Excellency (the Golden Medal of Honour) due to his immense contributions towards nation building, educational development and youth empowerment, adding that, “this award is not just to honour you but also to submit to your mentorship”.