Youth under the aegis of Nigerian Youth Congress, Nasarawa State Chapter, earlier today, paid a familiarization visit to the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Honourable Othman Bala Adam at his office in Lafia, the State capital.
In his remarks, Chairman of the Congress, Right Honourable Shuaibu Sani, said the purpose of the visit was to intimate the Commissioner and the Ministry on the emergence of the new leadership of the body and solicit for support and partnership, where necessary, to aid the actualization of their set goals.
“The NYC, Nasarawa State Chapter, deemed it necessary to undertake this visit to familiarize ourselves with the Commissioner and his Ministry in order to intimate them of our emergence as the new leaders of the Youth Congress.
“We are equally here to seek the support and partnership of the Ministry to ensure that our vision and mission of positively touching the youth and humanity in general are attained.
“The Youth and Sports Ministry is our primary constituency and there is no way we can operate outside of our jurisdiction if our programmes and activities must see the light of the day”, he stated.
Responding on behalf of the Ministry, the Commissioner, Othman Bala Adam, congratulated the new leadership of the NYC on their successful inauguration and expressed both his and the Ministry’s delight on the fulcrum on which the group spins around.
“We most sincerely congratulate you on your successful inauguration.
“We feel re-educated by what you stand for, and we see this as a great distinction in youth leadership.
“We subscribe to your motto and slogan because we feel you have the competency and capacity to be great leaders as there are no two ways about a focused, deliberate and pragmatic generational leadership”, he began.
The Commissioner admonished them to be law-abiding and uphold positive tenets for the sake of posterity.
“Wherever I find myself, I want to be remembered positively, and I urge you to do same.
“You are leaders of tomorrow and what qualifies you for that is your focus, your belief, your direction, your decisiveness, and your love for one another.
“But the moment selfishness takes centre stage, gossip becomes the in-thing amongst you, and those are not virtues of tomorrow’s leaders.”
He, however, assured the leadership of the group of the Ministry’s support in order to achieve its aims and objectives.
“The Ministry is in congress with your aspirations, and this is to assure you that there will be a proactive, pragmatic and purposeful partnership with you to ensure we, together, exceed all expectations”, he concluded.
Among those in the visitation team included members of the State Executive Council and Local Government Areas’ Coordinators.