National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYC) has described Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello as a beacon of hope for women and youth in attaining their aspirations in life.
The NYCN in a congratulatory message to the governor signed by its President, Solomon Adodo explained that the active engagement of youth and women in his administration stands him out.
“The National Youth Council of Nigeria wish to identify with His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on his heroic 46th birthday celebration. In a country where youths and women have not been given their pride of place in the scheme of affairs, we find your style of engaging a good number of youths and women not only intriguing but compelling.
“It is evident that your style of leadership has brought about relative peace in Kogi State at a time insecurity appears to be having a toll on many states in the country. Peace is the fulcrum of development, no wonder the confluence state under your watch has become a choice for conferences and other gatherings of captains of industries, civil society groups amongst many others.
The statement further listed the qualities of the governor as being dependable and trustworthy leader who remains an incontrovertible inspiration to the youths in the country and prayed God to keep him as he writes his name in the anals of history.
The Council particularly hailed Governor Yahaya Bello’s masterstroke for youth inclusion by appointing all the NYCN Local Government Coordinators in Kogi State as Secretaries of their respective Local Government Council’s, urging other State Governors to borrow a leaf from GYB. “Today the NYCN has the pleasure of wishing a great politician a truly marvellous birthday”, the statement noted.