The Chairman of the Senate committee on tertiary institutions and TETFUND, Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita ( APC, Katsina North) has urged Nigerian youths to shun any thing that would impede the development of the country.
Kaita in a statement by his media aide, Abdulkadir Lawal said certainly, the nation’s Independence Anniversary calls for celebration by all in view of the joy Nigerians experienced when the nations founding fathers took their destiny into their own hands to secure the country’s freedom on the October 1, 1960.
“It gladdens my heart to witness this day. It’s a great and most important day for all Nigerians. We celebrate the day with enthusiasm and euphoria year in year out”.
“59 years of nationhood is of utmost importance to all of us as it give us the opportunity to reflect, remember and appreciate our fallen heroes and founding fathers who sacrificed their wealth, time, energy and some even paid the ultimate price to give us an enduring peaceful life we are enjoying. We are hugely indebted to them for these sacrifices,” he said.
Describing the theme of this year’s Independence Day, ” Unlocking the Potential of Youths” as apt and timely, he said the APC led administration places high premium on youth development and it’s very much determine to move Nigeria to the next level where there’s opportunity for all.
” I firmly believe that there’s hope for the Nigerian Youth. No doubt, Youths empowerment and general development are so dear to the heart of President Muhammadu Buhari, his programs and policies such as National Social Investment Programs (NSIP) is touching the lives of Nigerians youth in particular, in many positive ways,” he said.
He also applauded the effort of the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari in the area of security/ dialogue with bandits and kidnappers, noting that his tireless efforts in this regard are yielding positive results.
Kaita urged his constituents to at all times have respect for constituted authority, advising that, the nation is governed by the rule of law and people must ensure they don’t take law into their hands, but be vigilant and report any suspicious persons or movement to the security agencies.