Kano cautions youth against social vices

The acting governor of Kano state, Alhaji Nasir Gawuna, has urged the Nigeria Youth Parliament (NYP) to embark on activities that are of benefits to Nigerian youths in the country.

Alhaji Gawuna made the appeal in Kano during the 4th session of the NYP which was held at the State Assembly Complex between 28th and 31st December 2019. He said such move will compliment government efforts in fighting the menace of youth restiveness and other social vices.

The governor said the state is planning to open entrepreneurship centers for the youth to learn different skills.

 “In our effort to boost entrepreneurship in the state, we will soon commission centre for skills acquisition for the benefit of our youth and women,” he said.

Kano state government under the administration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje promised to empower many youths and women with grants and assist them as well as improve their socio-economic development in their community.

Speaking earlier, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, commended the state government for hosting the program saying that it is a challenge to other states to show support for the youth.

Represented by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Gabriel Tanimu Adadu, Mr Dare said there are programs designed for the youth which will be implemented in 2020.

“There are many youth oriented projects which have been designed for and will be implemented in 2020,” the minister said.

He commended the governor for appointing youth in various positions in the state, adding that the appointment of young person as commissioner has proven that he is a youth friendly governor.

Also speaking, the speaker of the Nigeria Youth Parliament, (NYP) Rt. Hon Mubarak Mijinyawa, asked youths in the country to shun thuggery and activities that is capable of causing unrest in the society,

He said, ”The administration of Ganduje has initiated many youth’s programs that will go a long way in combating the menace of youth restiveness, thuggery, drug abuse and other social vices.”

Mijinyawa added that other sectors were not left behind. He said road projects, health, education and human development that the administration has done deserve accolades.

He solicited for support and collaboration from the state government and called on other parliamentarians to be at the fore front in publicising the developmental programs of Kano state.