Youth groups commend Shehu for employment, urge him to run for political office

A coalition of youth and civil society groups under the umbrella of Good Governance and Youth Empowerment Coalition (GGYEC) have commended the ongoing charitable, philanthropic and benevolent activities of Alhaji Ahmed Shehu, for empowering thousands of women, youths, widows, the indigent, the physical challenged and other vulnerable members of the society both within and beyond Edo North Senatorial Zone.

According to a GGYEC communique signed by its public relations officer, Comrade Joseph Odia and made available to newsmen in Abuja : ‘Alhaji Ahmed Shehu is a vibrant, creative, versatile and compassionate eminent personality who has made us proud in Afemailand by empowering, enlightening and emancipating the youths, women, widows, physically challenged and other less privileged persons regardless of ethnic, religious, political or linguistic affiliation in consonance with his noble philosophy of ‘One Afemai, One Destiny ‘.

Alhaji Ahmed Shehu has doled out palliatives in form of cash, foodstuffs, provisions, beddings and other essential items to the less privileged running into hundreds of millions of naira at a time when the state and federal governments are nowhere to be found to assist the needy. Payment of JAMB, NECO and WAEC registration forms to thousands of pupils and students has been embarked upon by the foresighted Alhaji Ahmed Shehu who believes that educating the youths is the foundation of a great society.

Little wonder that the dynamic corporate titan was honoured by the Afemai Communities Development Summit with an Award of Excellence and Exemplary Performance along with other deserving Afemai Indigenes recently.

We of the GGYEC believe that this landmark honour will spur Alhaji Ahmed Shehu to greater heights and we also respectfully call on him to contest for political office in any suitable capacity so that the tens of thousands of his loyalists, admirers and supporters can benefit from his profound wisdom, intellectual sagacity, political erudity and administrative proficiency.

We know that Alhaji Ahmed Shehu, as an amiable and charismatic youth has many more years and decades of benevolent, dedicated and fruitful service to Afemailand, Edo State and the nation in general.

We wish him all the best of luck and God’s guidance, protection and blessings in his future endeavours’ – the GGYEC communique concluded.

As the Coalition stated earlier, Alhaji Ahmed Shehu was honoured with an Award of Excellence and Exemplary Performance by the Afemai Communities Development Summit in Abuja on the 21st April 2024 and he vowed to continue forging ahead in his historic mission of emancipation, enlightenment and empowerment of his beloved people: ‘l very much appreciate this award as a honour for my support for the youths and vulnerable people in our community.

We are very close to the youths, l myself am a youth and our aims and objectives is to make sure that the youths are doing well in our community.

We don’t have so much but we make sure that what we have goes a long way to assisting the youths and vulnerable ones in our area. I dedicate this award to my late father who was also a renowned philanthropist.

This award will spur me to greater and more vigorous efforts to emancipate and empower our marginalized people.

I will not rest, l will not tire and l will continue doing all within my ability, capacity and capability to uplift and advance the interests of our people and by God’s special grace, we shall get to the Promised Land’ – an upbeat Alhaji Ahmed Shehu stated.