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We are raising a younger generation that will take over from us – Gov. Bello

…as Ooni of Ife charges GYB to pioneer exemplary legacy

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has noted that one of the aim of his administration was its intention of nurturing a younger generation that could take over from his own generation in leadership

He added that his government’s decision to largely indulge younger persons in his government was founded on this ideology

The Governor made this known on Friday at a symposium tagged “Security In Nigeria; the role of youths” organised to commemorate his 46th birthday anniversary at the Glass house, Lokoja

The symposium discussants at the event included the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Dr. Bilikisu Magoro, a renowned female activist, Mr. Femi Fani Kayode, Dr. Moghalu George, Prof. Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia as well as the celebrant, Gov. Yahaya Bello.

Governor Bello urged the people to take a cue from his administration’s doings in the state having turned a largely divided, security porous state into a united, safest state in the country

He expressed that while his administration adopted a bottom up approach of administration in proffering solutions to the numerous issues it met on ground, the governor asserted that most of the communal clashes witnessed in the country were indigenous hence required a localised technique to resolve

The Ooni of Ife, Oba. Ogunwusi in his remarks urged the Governor to pioneer something remarkable in the country which the younger generation who were looking up to him could emulate while emphasizing that youth leadership in the nation was the way to go

He commended the Governor for his efforts in security, youth and women inclusiveness noting that he was a staunch advocate for seeking solutions instead of complains and that by giving the youth the opportunity to lead the nation several solutions would be proffered to our various concerns sectionals and national concerns.

While urging the Governor to participate more at the helms of affairs in the country as the traditional ruler called for more engagement between leaders and followers to facilitate conflict resolutions asserting that a leader’s body language are very crucial in times as this