Farouk Garo
Farouk Garo

No President has empowered youths like Buhari – Ganduje’s Aide

NEWS DIGEST – Farouk Lawan Sule-Garo, an aide to the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, says no administration has empowered youths in Nigeria like the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sule-Garo, who is a senior special assistant to the Kano State Governor on youth empowerment, said the Buhari administration has embarked on too many youth empowerment programs which has benefited millions of Nigerians over the years.

Speaking on Wednesday, during a program in Abuja, with the theme: Beauty, Brian and Brawns: The Essence of Humanitarian Services, Sule-Garo mentioned programs carried out by President Buhari, which included “N-Power, The Presidential youth entrepreneurship program, (P-Yes), Central Bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship Development Program, (YEDP)” among others, which he said were designed to improve the lives of Nigerians.

He also hailed his principal Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for initiating a lot of youth oriented programmes to curb restiveness, drug abuse and unemployment among young people in the state.

He said “There has been no administration that has made as many programs for the betterment of the wellbeing of youth in Nigeria as the current administration.

“The N-Power, is one example, a program that has benefited millions of Nigerians over the years. The Presidential youth entrepreneurship program, P-Yes, is another initiative that has benefited countless Nigerians.

“The Central Bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship Development Program, YEDP, also, is another program designed for the improvement of the lives of youth and the country in general.”

Sule-Garo, while speaking further charged youths to follow the positive side of culture and traditions, to build a better society. He also urged youths to join advocacy groups that will support fellow youths in the country.

He however revealed that he is working on a youth mentorship and community support program which will serve as a means for sustainable development.

“Let us look to what is good in our cultures and traditions to build a healthier society from that foundation; let us eat healthily, work hard, exercise, and be part of groups that can advise us and support us … these and many more are all part of our various cultures and traditions – let us not just focus on the sciences and forget the arts: let us not forget our age-old tradition of trying to make things beautiful through our deeds and words; through forms and colors; and through our actions and restraint.

“I would also like to mention that my office, OSSYE, is working on a Youth Mentorship and Community Support Program. Akin to the I choose life foundation, our hope for the project is that it will serve as a vehicle for sustainable development in the community.

“On this project, and many other projects, we hope to have the support and partnership of the I Choose Life foundation.”