By Salisu Sani-Idris
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) , an umbrella body of all youth organisin Nigeria has reached out to some aggrieved members of the council as part of efforts to enhance unity among the youth in the country.
The National President of NYCN, Malam Murtala Garba made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja.
Garba said the move was part of strategy adopted by his administration to build a united and strong council that would bring more development to the Nigerian youth.
He said that unity was the first step towards the realisation of the Nigerian youth’s dream, which says“ let us all resolve to work together and be our brothers keepers.”
He said that the NYCN had visited many members of the council who fought gallantly to ensure the preservation of the council during it trying time.
“We are making concerted effort to interact with various players and we will not leave any stone unturned to reach out as much as possible.
“ Our the consultations is all inclusive which will takes time and energy because what is worth doing is what is worth well doing,” Garba said.
He said that the NYCN under his leadership was committed to ensuring justice and fairness to all Nigerian youth with a view to contribute to their progress and development.
According to him, for Nigeriat to progress and prosper, the youths must accept each other irrespective of tribe, race or religion.
Garba, therefore, advised the Nigerian youth to do away with all the sentiments being encouraged by some people who benefit from their disunity.
” We must agree that leadership is nobody’s birth right. We must stop allowing sentiments to cloud our judgments.
“We should select our leaders base on character and performance,not tribe or religion.”
“I will like to use this medium to call on Nigerian youths to shun their differences and take charge of Nigeria’s future.
“We should not allow personal interest to overshadowed our sense of judgment. And we should try and practice what we preach.
“We should realise that Nigeria is the only country we have and take steps to make it great,” Garba advised.