NYCN rejects protest over hardship, affirms Tinubu as youth grand commander

The President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to speed up economic policies that will ameliorate the hardship currently experienced by Nigerians.

Amb. Sukubo made this known while addressing the media on Friday.

According to him, “Nigerians are hungry and Nigerians are angry; a hungry man is an angry man. We call on the President and the state Governors to roll out programs and policies that will resolve the economic and security challenges in our dear nation”.

Sukubo however beckoned on Nigerians, especially the Youth, to be patient with the government as it strives to ensure that the current untold hardship, orchestrated by the fuel subsidy removal, is mitigated within a shortest period.

He enjoined the Nigerian Youth not to embark on any protest or join any planned protests against the federal government.

He equally noted that some unpatriotic Nigerians are capitalizing on the erratic exchange rate and inflation to exploit fellow citizens. According to him, “sometimes, it is not only the authorities that cause our problems, even we the citizens are taking advantage of what is happening in our society to undo our dear fellow citizens”.

The National Deputy Secretary General of NYCN, Comrade Rikki Nwajiofor, while reading out the communique of the National Management Committee of NYCN, noted that the National Management Committee passed a vote of confidence on Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo as the President of NYCN.

The communique equally stated that Akoshile Mukhtar; Dotun Omoloye; Bashir Garba; Smart Uwakwe; Zaka Nehemiah; Izunna Agwuncha; Ibrahim Inuwa Dangata; Aminu Ubale Funtua; Blessing Onne Okwe; and Clinton Avwoke have been expelled from the NYCN for breaching some sections of the NYCN 2018 constitution as amended.

The communique of the National Management Committee of NYCN equally declared that the award of GRAND COMMANDER OF THE NIGERIAN YOUTH (GCNY) conferred on Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the former Governor of Kogi State, did not emanate from the leadership of NYCN. It states, “as it stands today, the only GRAND COMMANDER OF THE NIGERIAN YOUTH is President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Management categorically stated that the award given to the former Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello, by some money-loving Youth in the name of NYCN, is fake and invalid. Management recalled that he had earlier been awarded the DOYEN OF NIGERIAN YOUTH, and he remains so”.