Youth Council Urges Kogi Gov to End Staff Verification Exercise as Scheduled

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The Chairman, National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Kogi Chapter, Mr Suleiman Farouq, has urged the State’s Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to ensure that the lingering staff verification exercise ends as scheduled.
Farouq told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja, that the youth were the most hit by the continuous extension and delay of the screening exercise.
“We wish to on behalf of the youth, urge the governor to ensure that the screening ends as scheduled.
“We commend the efforts of the governor for his determination and resilience even in the face of several discomforts and discouragements to see the screening to a logical conclusion.
“We appreciate the commitment of the state government in the pursuit of the new direction policy for developing and having a better Kogi State of our dreams.
“The mission to eradicate the cankerworms that has hitherto eaten deep into our state civil service is much appreciated, but the verification exercise should end within the specified time frame,” Farouq said.
He, however, noted that while the screening was on, about 400 youths were gainfully employed by the government through the Board of Internal Revenue with a conducive office accommodation which was second to none.
He added that the governor was also providing critical infrastructures and the enabling environment for investment opportunities, which would seriously benefit the youth by way of employment.
“Lokoja and other Local Government Areas Headquarters are all wearing new looks courtesy exclusive road rehabilitation and expansion works ongoing in the state.
“This is because the governor has distinguished himself by embarking on unprecedented aggressive development in the state.
“We also appreciate the great feat this government has achieved on the long time security challenges that has bedeviled the state overtime.
“Today, our people can sleep with their two eyes fully closed.
“Hence, this goes to say that the recent award presented to the Governor by the Inspector General of Police is highly commendable coming from security organisation,” he said.
He, however, urged the youths to be patient and support the governor and his team, assuring them that the government would give the youths at all levels the desired attention.
He said: “we are calling on the youths and the good people of Kogi State to continue to support and encourage the administration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello for better days ahead”.
The youths’ chairman said the current executive council was faced with several challenges ranging from befitting office accommodation, mobility and monthly subventions to enable effective discharge of their responsibility.
He appealed for government’s support to fund the 500,000 Back To School notebooks to be distributed to selected schools across the state.
“We need support for the purchase of equipment for the constituted youths voluntary sanitation vanguard put together by the council to support the government sanitation agenda.
“We humbly request that the governor should kindly direct the Local government Administrators, to carry along the NYCN in their various local government areas.
Credits: Stephen Adeleye | NAN

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