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Nigerian youths can save its country from collapse – Matawalle



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The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has urged Nigerian youths to be active members in politics and save the country from collapse.

Matawalle, on Monday, disclosed in Kaduna that it is only when the youth take part in politics that they could be part of the decision making process and plan the ideal way for the development of the country.

He said, “It is high time Nigerian youths join politics and be active to be part of the decision making across all political space in the land.”

Matawalle talked at the Arewa House, Kaduna, where he was inaugurated into the Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna Hall of Fame and deliberated with the most remarkable award of the year named, “Icon of Youth and Student Development” by the leadership of Northern Nigerian Youths and students Forum.

The Governor who was represented by the member representing Gusau/Tsafe Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Kabiru Ahmadu clarified that his government had stressed on youth development and involved more in the state government likened to any other former government in the state.

He said, “I am a youth like you and it is high time we participated more in politics. We have no reason to hide. This country is about to collapse and the only way forward is for us the youths to rescue this country.

“There is a need for our youths to involve themselves more in politics. If we look at the population of this country, the youths are the majority. So, it is high time for more youths to come out and participate in governance so they can move the country forward.

“In Nigerian politics, once you call on youth to participate, the first question they will ask you is where will I get the money? But, they should put it in mind that they need to join a political party and be active from where they can move to occupy offices.

“Like I always say, our challenge as youths sometimes is ourselves. Youths discouraging youths. If our youths can come together, with our number as voters, we can lead the country from the presidency down to the councillorship.

“If our youths are actively involved in politics, they will become party executives and as such, they will be able to determine the cost of sale of forms at very affordable rates.

“As you are aware since assumption in office on May 29, 2019, Zamfara State has made a tremendous investment in education and youth empowerment to safeguard and guarantee the future of our next generation of leaders of which you represent.

“Notably, among numerous other modest achievements in the said areas include a budgetary allocation of 19% to the education sector, remodelling of our educational institutions, improved welfare and wellbeing for teachers and provision of adequate teaching aid.”

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