By Ekele Peter Agbo
Northern youths, under the aegis of Arewa Youth Forum (AYF), have commended Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode for nominating a leader of the Hausa/Fulani community in the state, Mohammed Kabiru for commissioner.
Speaking on behalf the youth, AYF President, Gambo Ibrahim Gujungu urged other state governors in the country to emulate Governor Akinwumi Ambode, by appointing non-indigenous cabinet members who have the capacity to deliver in line with the mandate and vision of their governments. Gujungu noted that Governor Ambode’s gesture was one of the unifying factors need to build national integration in the country, saying it would heartwarming to see a Yoruba or Ibo being appointed a commissioner in Zamfara State.
“We look forward to the day when we will see a Yoruba or Ibo being appointed a commissioner in Zamfara or Sokoto. It is gestures like Ambode’s that can truly unite the different tribes and religions in the country.
“We commend Governor Ambode for this uncommon political gesture, and want to assure him that the Government and good people of Lagos State will never regret the appointment of Mohammed Kabiru as commissioner in the state,” Gujungu added. He further urged Arewa youths to continue to be good ambassadors of the North wherever they may find themselves, saying Governor Ambode has found Mohammed Kabiru worthy of his cabinet membership owing to his strong character and integrity.