Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State on Friday called on youths to always embrace policies and programmes that will make the country great.
Bagudu spoke at the Government House in Birnin Kebbi, while flagging off the distribution of palliatives to flood victims.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that private sector foundations were on hand to provide support to flood victims, in addition to that of the federal, state and local governments.
The governor appreciated religious and political organisations, market unions, women society groups, and community organisations for their support.
He thanked them for identifying with the state during what he described as a trying period.
“This is how a society should be, when there are challenges, we mobilise and deal with the challenges.
“One cannot imagine what would have happened if in the last five years we did not have President Muhammadu Buhari running this country.
“The world changed remarkably, commodity prices collapsed, the COVID-19 pandemic came, the flood came but Nigeria is still able to feed itself, food prices are still coming down.
“Some of these challenges are universal, they are being experienced everywhere. So, we need to appreciate our blessings and support each other.
“We should continue to embrace policies that will make Nigeria a great country we all desire,” he said.
Bagudu advised youths from other states of the federation to borrow a leaf from Kebbi youths who refused to be used during the #EndSARS protest.
He said: “I thank our youths for remaining law abiding and patriotic, despite the recent events in the country. Therefore, youths of Kebbi State should be emulated.
“They came out and demonstrated their love and affection for President Buhari, they explained issues that they think we could do better so that their lives too would be better.
“They did not partake in the hijacked of otherwise peaceful demonstration and illustration of a constitutional right that the protest in some part of the country started out to be.” (NAN)
– Oct. 30, 2020 @ 16:15 GMT |