Taraba Lawmaker makes case for youths as Gov. Ishaku prepares new cabinet.

By Ikenga Chronicles August 13, 2019

Taraba Lawmaker makes case for youths as Gov. Ishaku prepares new cabinet.

Callistus Agwaza, Jalingo 

Alhaji Imam Imam, member representing Jalingo in the Seventh State Assembly has called on Governor Darius Ishaku to commit more youths in his administration so as to experience more development in the state. 

Imam made the call during an interaction with newsmen in Jalingo on Tuesday in continuation of the Sallah celebration. 

The lawmaker and youth ambassador noted that a great percentage of the state’s population are youths but previous governments have paid little attention to the youths, giving rise to the high rate of youth restiveness in the state. 

“Let me use this opportunity to congratulate all the Muslim Ummah on this auspicious occasion and enjoin them to join hands with this government to move the state forward. 

“We have a precedence of recycling politicians in the state, leaving little room for youths to play key roles in government. This has been largely responsible for the high rate of youth restiveness and, consequently, insecurity in the state. As a youth Ambassador,  I call on our able and very considerate governor to consider more youths as he constitutes his cabinet. 

“This will not only take more youths off the streets, but it will ginger more youths to start thinking more productively, knowing that productivity pays. That is the only way to check youth restiveness and insecurity in the state. 

“Let me also use this opportunity to urge the Tiv and Jukuns to sheath their swords and embrace peace for our common good. No one will ever win this fight. There are Tivs in Taraba, some occupying public offices just as we have Jukuns in Benue. We cannot run away from this. Let us build on out diversity for progress rather than retrogression.”

Imam said that the “Taraba State deputy governor Alh Haruna Manu has demonstrated that youths are not only very competent but that they have the capacity to be absolutely loyal and work for peace while bringing uncommon initiatives to administration.”

The lawmaker lamented the security challenges that led to the closure of the Federal University Wukari and urged all the people to consider the plight of the students and the image of the state and not drag ethno-religious differences into the centre of academic excellence.