NGO Calls on Gov. Bello to Assent to The Kogi State Youth Development Commission Bill

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Hands Across Africa Development Initiative (Hands Africa) has called on Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to sign the Kogi State Youth Development Commission bill into law.
The executive director of Hands Africa, Comrade Umar Dan’Assabe Muhammed made the call in a press statement issued in Lokoja on Monday.
Dan’Asabe urged the state government to take advantage of the opportunity presented in the bill to institutionalize youth empowerment.
“The Kogi State House of Assembly under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Mathew Kolawole Prince has found its space in the heart of Kogi State Youths as the most youth friendly state assembly in Nigeria following the unanimous passage of the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill and the recent passage of the Kogi State Youth Development Commission Bill.
“It is not yet Uhuru until we get assent and establishment of the commission by the ever youthful and friendly Governor of our time H.E Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello.
“I want to use this medium to thank the leadership of the Kogi State house of assembly ably led by Rt. Hon. Prince Mathew Kolawole and the lead sponsor Hon. Ahmed Muhammed for believing in us and our vision for the Kogi Youth and to ActionAid/PIBCID for the support in making this happen and finally to the Kogi State Youth Advocacy Cluster for the unity and unflinching spirit of organizing in making this happen.
“This is an opportunity for the Kogi State Youth to be better positioned for greatness in economic scheme of the Nation. I want to call on the Kogi State Government to take advantage of this opportunity to institutionalize youth empowerment by speedily assenting to the bill and include the setting up of the Commission in the 2019 budget of the state,” he said.
Dan’Asabe assured that the bill, when signed into law, will compliment the effort of the state towards improving the social-economic status and the empowerment of the youths of Kogi State.

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