The Northern States Governors Forum has inaugurated the special committee on youth and civil societies under the chairmanship of the Emir of Zazzau, His Royal Highness, Ahmed Nuhu Bamali.
The committee was set up on November 2, 2020 during a meeting with traditional rulers from the region, the Inspector General of Police, the Senate President as well as other key leaders at the federal Government level in respect to the issues of insecurity, socioeconomic challenges confronting the region as well as the recent #Endsars Protests.
The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong while inaugurating the committee at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna State said that the set-up of the committee was pertinent to the fact that youth have a major role to play in the destiny of the country and their voices must be heard.
Lalong added that the terms of reference of the committee are: to work out ways of engaging youths in the region at different levels, prioritize programs for youth development, identify and develop different platforms for youth inclusion in governance architecture in the Nigeria and particularly the north, as well as any other recommendation deemed by the committee. He added that the committee has 8 weeks to complete its assignment.
The Emir of Zazzau, His Royal Highness, Ahmed Nuhu Bamali during his acceptance speech appreciated the NSGF for the task given to him, assuring that the committee will do its best to come up with something concrete within the stipulated time.
The Members of the committee includes; Senator Ibrahim Hassan Hadeja (representing the Senate), Honorable Nasiru Zango Daura (representing the House of Representatives), Minister of Women Affairs and former Deputy Governor, Plateau state, Her Excellency, Dame Paulen Talen (representing the National Executive Council).
Others are youths drawn from the 19 northern states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Culled from Invicta FM