By Yahaya Idris, Kotonkarfe.
Administrator of Kogi/Koton Karfe local government area of Kogi state, Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku has promised continued effort to empower youths in the area.
Tanko made the promise when he received a delegation of youths from the Community Youths Association (CYA) and Action Political Network (APN), both from Kogi LGA, at his residence on Friday.
The council boss told the visiting youth groups that the present administration led by Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello is committed to youths development, beginning in the council where qualified youths, especially graduates would be gainfully employed or engaged.
He stated that some youth groups have benefited from the current government and more will soon join the list through well thought out self employment programmes.
He also explained that the council is poised to ensure that youth are empowered so that they can be self reliant. He called on them to continue to support the current administration by coming out enmass to vote massively for reelection bid of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello in the November 16 poll.
The Director General to the council Administrator, Mall. Muhammed Isah Akpaku commended the group’s commitment, resilience and the support it has given to the New Direction administration.
He advised them not to allow those selfish politicians to use them as tools for destruction and beseech them to forget about any interest for now in order to channel their energy towards Yahaya Bello/Edward Onoja reelection bid which is the most germain interest.
The council secretary, Hon. Babaji Ndakwo described the visitors as youths with focus, who knows their left and right, that can hardly be remote controlled by selfish political elements.
Earlier in his speech, Chairman Action Political Network (APN), Comr. Hussaini Sani, said the youth’s forum decided to pay a courtesy visit to the chairman in order to commend him for his performance in providing dividends of democracy to residents of the council since he assumed office.
He observed that the present administration under the leadership of Hon. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku has never relented in its efforts in executive programs that have direct bearing on the lives of people and had provided much needed security to the populace.
The group later decorated the Administrator and his diligent council secretary with the group ID Cards