The Zamfara State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN has urged youths in the state to massively come out and vote so as to protect their interest and ensure their development in all ramifications for the overall development of the state.
Addressing newsmen at the press centre in Gusau, the state capital, the chairman of the council, Barrister Bashar Garba said there is no doubt that insecurity contributed in no small measure to the underdevelopment of the state.
He commended youths for believing in the democratic process of the country by contributing towards the successful conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections peacefully, appealing to them to maintain the gesture in the governorship and State Assembly elections in the state.
“We, therefore, advise all young people in the state to come out massively and cast their votes as it is the only way to make a difference in a democratic environment,” he said.
He also called on youths to refrain from any form of electoral crimes as security operatives will spare no one who contributes to stoking the ember of insecurity or election violence in the state.
He commended Governor Matawalle for providing opportunities for youths in the state to partake in every aspect of the decision-making process by appointing youths into sensitive positions, citing the state commissioners of Information and Finance, special advisers, director-generals, members of the statutory commissions, boards and agencies, in addition to the recruitment of over 5,000 civil servants into the workforce of the state.
“Indeed Governor Matawalle has done what no governor has done in Nigeria by involving the youths to fully participate in the governance of the state and by placing the future of the youths in their own hands,” Garba stated.