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The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has applauded the states government in the Nigeria and has commended the Governor of Enugu State for making it a priority to have youth inclusiveness in the state government cabinet and entrusting the youths with leadership mantle in the state.

From the assessment carried out in Nigeria, the Enugu State government has the highest number of youth’s participation in the state Executive Council which encompasses top position entrusted in the hands of youths in Nigeria.

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Enugu State Chairman, Mr. Henry Atigwe, disclosed this to group of vibrant young newsmen on Monday 5th June 2017 in the state capital Enugu.

From the disclosure from Mr. Henry Atigwe, he posits that youths from the history of democratic setting of Nigeria, the state youth have never had leadership opportunity entrusted in their care for a very long time, that history is changing now under the present leadership of the State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, it so good in the history of governance in Enugu State, with about 90 per cent of youths in the State Executive Council.

“Gov Ugwuanyi has given us a sense of inclusion in governance.

“The Governor’s disposition to issues that affect young people in the state has given us a sense of belonging and confidence in his administration.’’

He gave an assurance that the youth body would continue to liaise with the government and relevant agencies in the campaign against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

“NYCN is urging young people to take advantage of the various skill acquisition programmes in the state for self-empowerment.

“We are also encouraging youths to engage in agriculture and entrepreneurship in order to create jobs in the society,’’ he said.

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) thanked the Enugu state government and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyin for believing in the Nigerian youths and creating a platform for other state government and the federal government to emulate and follow suit that youth leadership empowernment in leadership is paramount to the nation’s development and to competent globally as a nation built on integrity, transparency, good governance.

The Chairman of NYSCN specifically commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his youth-friendly strategic policies and developmental programmes as well as youth empowerment, training and inclusion in various decision making bodies in the various institutions in state most especially the State Executive Council.