Press Release :: Arewa Youth Forum Commend Youths, Task Buhari on Boko Haram, Unemplyment
The Arewa Youth Forum, (AYF) after taking a cursory look at the just concluded General elections, the behavior of Nigerians and most especially the youths that against all odds lived up to expectation by refusing to be used by unscrupulous politicians to cause mayhem in the country. We want to commend the youths and all Nigerians for showing that power belongs to the people as subsequent government in Nigeria from now on knows that it is not going to be business as usual. Any government that refused to perform in Nigeria now will be kicked out.
AYF also wish to commend the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and its chairman for making sure that credible polls can be conducted in Nigeria that can be accepted to all concern, and to President Goodluck Jonathan for creating the enabling environment that allowed INEC to perform its functions.
As an umbrella body of all Northern Youths we have been part of the process of making sure that the 2011 post elections violence that took place in the country, mostly in the north did not repeat itself in the last elections. Through our on going Conflict Mitigation and Peace Building Project we have been able to go through the nooks and crannies of the North preaching the gospel of peace as a requirement for development.
We are truly and sincerely committed to bringing back the glory of the region as a peaceful and serene place for all, that is why we are currently involved in a Peace and Conflict Mitigation Project aimed at bringing back peace to the region and also making sure that the region is not left behind in the development of the country.
"As part of the project which is currently taking place in Four states of the Federation namely, Kaduna, Nassarawa, Bauchi and Taraba, 12 communities have so far been covered with participants now dialoguing with their communities on maintaining peace at their level."
As part of our committed to peace, we are gradually building the structures that will stand the test of time and bring peace to the country.
Part of what we have done, contributed immensely to making sure that the whole of the north enjoyed peace before, during and after the general elections.
We want to use this medium to congratulate the President elect General Muhammadu Buhari and charge him to make sure that the insurgency in the country is tackle, youth employment is addressed, the comatose industries in the country are brought back to life among others.
AYF is of the believe that owning to the volume of votes which we see as confidence repose in the President elect he would have no option but to perform and we are ready to support him in any way possible to achieve that feat.
Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu
Arewa Youth Forum