The National Coalition Group (NCG) has inaugurated newly elected national executives to oversee the youth wing of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential campaign team to fruition come 2023. The Director of Media and Publicity, NCG, Aminat Aminu-Isah, made this known in a statement on Saturday, in Abuja.
Aminu-Isah said the new executive members were sworn in by a representative of the NCG Board of Trustees (BOT), Mr Francis Shoga, at Tinubu campaign office in Abuja.
She said NCG had its elections after receiving other groups on the grounds of merger for the purpose of ensuring that the Tinubu-Shetimma presidential ticket sailed to victory.
The BOT representative, Shoga urged the newly elected executives drawn from all walks of life, to use their wealth of experience to strategise towards victory for the APC presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu come 2023. He urged them to develop programmes and events that would educate and enlighten Nigerians on why Tinubu, is the best man to lead Nigeria, come 2023. The National Chairman, Dr Bako Muhammed, said the NCG was in high spirit and is ready to set the ball rolling at ensuring that no stone is left unturned in ensuring that the APC presidential flag bearer is victorious.
On their part, the Deputy National Chairman North, Mrs Abiodun Essiet and Deputy National Chairman South, Mr Ekene Nwokoro, promised to mobilise the youth for ’s victory.
They said that the youth population constitute a huge chunk of the voting population, hence the need for the youth to support the candidacy of Tinubu and Shetima.
According to them, the inauguration of the executive will aid the activities mapped out for the success of their principal, considering the fact that that youth need to be more enlightened on the issue of legitimacy of their franchise and why they should give their mandate to a leader who would salvage the country’s situation.
“The new executive of NCG are the National Chairman, Dr Bako Muhammed; Deputy National Chairman North, Mrs Abiodun Essiet; Deputy National Chairman South, Mr Ekene Nwokoro; National Secretary, Miss Martha Agba and National Coordinator, Mr Idris Jibril.
Others are National Legal Adviser, Abdulazeez Ahmed; National Auditor, Sadiq Abdulfatai; National Director Project Design and implementation, Mr Ahmad Abdullahi; National Director Policy Strategy Development Delivery and Implementation Prince Shinna Agoi. “Also inaugurated are the National Director Media and Publicity, Mrs Aminat Aminu-Isah, National Director Logistics and Oversight, Mr Chukwuma Patrick; National Director Welfare, Ashlee Momoh; National Treasurer Mr Olanrewaju Obasa and National Director Youth Mobilisation and Consultation, Mr Musa Idoko.
“They also include National Director Community Engagement, Dr. Justice Chikezie; National Director Finance, Funding and Sponsorship, Mr Samaila Audu; National Director Women Affairs and Development, Mrs Mary Odey. “Also elected are South West Zonal Coordinator, Mary Adekemi Oluwajana; Zonal Coordinator North Central, Ibrahim Taiye Marafa; North West Zonal Coordinator, Mr Yusuf Amosu; Mr James Omini, Zonal Coordinator South-South; South-East Zonal Coordinator, Comrade Ogechukwu Michael,’’ she said.
The Federal Government, on Friday assured Nasarawa State Government of stronger and effective collaboration to tackle its environmental challenges.
Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi, Minister of Environment, gave the assurance when the traditional ruler of Uke, Karu Local Government Area (LGA), of Nasarwa State, the Yakanape, Dr Ahmad Abdullahi, and some traditional leaders in the area, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
Abdullahi, who appreciated the guests, reiterated government’s commitment to addressing the various environmental challenges in the state, and the country at large.
He assured the state of strong support by the ministry, especially the Uke community, in tackling issues of erosion, flooding and other natural disasters in the state.
Speaking earlier, the Yakanape said the purpose of the visit was to congratulate Abdullahi on his appointment as Minister of Environment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The traditional ruler also said the aim of the visit was to intimate the minister of some of the environmental issues the state was facing,
According to him, the minister’s appointment was an opportunity for the state to efficiently address some of its environmental problems.
“We want the government to come to our aid. We all know the impact of climate change on our environment, so we need the government`s intervention.
“The purpose of our visit is to also establish relationship between the ministry, the state and the entire Uke Community.
“We want the government to come to the aid of the community, and without this kind of visit, the ministry will not be able to have the complete knowledge of what is happening in the state.
“We want the government to look into our environmental challenges such as climate change, erosion, flooding and others.
“In this rainy season, the entire community is not finding the situation easy because of the heavy flooding.
“A lot of communities have been cut off from their various settlements, so we need the intervention of government through the ministry of environment,” Yakanabe said.
He said the team was also planning to visit the Federal Ministry of Works to intimate the ministry of the plight of the community, and to seek for its support in road construction because erosion in the area had damaged the roads.
“The roads need to be upgraded; we want to meet the minister to seek government’s assistance in constructing our roads and bringing more development to the state,” he said.
Also, Mrs Moji Makanjuola, Jakadiya of Uke Kingdom, said the community was happy with the appointment of the minister, and expressed hope that the environmental problems the state was facing would soon be a thing of the past.
Makanjuola, however, called for intervention of government in the area of insecurity, saying farmers in the community needed support from the government to enable them go to their farms without any fear of harassment or threat to their lives.
“We want a situation where farmers can be assisted to work in their farm lands, not just to support them with farm tools, but also to ensure their safety on the farmlands.
“We are pleading with the government for intervention because farming is the major occupation of the people and we want to improve on our farming and take it to large scale.
“So, the farmers are not just farming to feed only the community, but they are farming to ensure the country’s food sufficiency, we need government`s assistance and intervention to achieve this,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the minister`s appointment was announced by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), on April 6.