The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Kwara State Chapter has thrown weight behind the Senatorial ambition of Yahaya Seriki.
The Youth Council under the auspices of Youth for Youth Agenda also urged Ambassador Yahaya Seriki to contest in the 2023 General Election, assuring him of their total support.
The group hinged its appeal on the commendable giant strides he has recorded in the areas of youth employment and development in the state.
It further insisted that Kwara Central needed a visionary leader like Yahaya Seriki to take it out of the shackles of poverty, underdevelopment and youth restiveness.
Addressing a press conference at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Conference Hall, Ilorin, on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Youth Council, Comrade Alli Nasiru Yusuf said that youths in the state identified with Ambassador Abdulfatai Yahaya Seriki for his passion, vision and contributions to the development of the youth Sector in Kwara State.
According to him, “to you our dear Ambassador Abdulfatai Yahaya Seriki, with your zeal to work round the clock for the development of Youth Sector and Kwara in general even without you holding any political office, it has become pertinent to State that your potentials have not been fully maximized in Kwara Politics.
“On this note dear Ambassador, we the entire Youth of Kwara State will decorate you as the life adviser of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Kwara State Chapter, and we are as well mandating you to contest for the position of Senator to represent the good People of Kwara Central at the National Assembly come year 2023.
“At this juncture, we are giving you 24 hours ultimatum to declare your intention as we are assuring you of our unflinching support throughout the electioneering process and beyond”, the group said.
The Youth group also assured that other Youths who have had a landmark impact in youth development in Kwara State will also be recognized and promoted, as they are fully committed to promoting efficiency and good governance while also correcting anomalies simultaneously.
Yusuf, however, appreciated the Executive Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq for trusting the Youths of Kwara State with several sensitive positions of authority and leadership.
“For instance, Kwara State have the youngest Speaker in Nigeria, the youngest Commissioner for Finance, the youngest Commissioner for Youth Development, to mention but a few.
“Based on the youth friendly policies and programmes of our Governor, I will use this medium to announce to us that the National body of National Youth Council of Nigeria has concluded a plan to decorate His Excellency “Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq” as the most youth friendly Governor in Nigeria, this occasion will come up anytime soon”, he said.
The National Youth Council of Nigeria is the Apex Youth Organization and the authoritative voice for all Youths and Youth Organizations in Nigeria.It has 104 affiliates Voluntary Youth Organizations ( VYOs), 36 State Chapters and 774 Local Chapters across the Country.