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Adamawa Governor Fintiri challenged for leaving out youths in commissioner nomination, reneging campaign promise


Adamawa Governor Fintiri urged to fulfill campaign promise to youths

By Joseph Adahnu, Yola

Adamawa State Youths are advocating that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri should fulfil his campaign promise to appoint one of them as commissioner even as nominations have been forwarded to the House of Assembly and have been approved.

A youth leader and conveyor, Unity Football Competition, Pitapwa Volkito, made the call during a press conference organised by the Youths in Yola, Adamawa State capital.

According to him, though the Governor began his second term on a sound footing, the commissioner nominees submitted to the Adamawa State House of Assembly for screening and subsequent approvals is not commendable as the youths seem be marginalized in the state.

He suggested that it is not too late for the withdrawal of some commissioner nominees and replaced them with the youths who were on the verge being marginalized.

Volkito noted that government must see reason and ensure that rooms are not given to errors in the subsequent appointments noting that a significant percentage of youths should be appointed.

He wondered why Governor Fintiri has left out youths in his commissioner nominees when many states are appointing young people in positions including President Bola Tinubu with his ministerial nominees.

The leader also recognized candidates who ran successfully on all the political platforms in the last elections saying those who lost should accept defeat as power comes from God and is given to whom He deemed it fit.

He commended the Governor for kicking off his second term on a good note, most especially by his constant show of interest to further development of the state and to make life better for all.

The youths further stated that, is worthy of note that the desire of all well-meaning Adamawa Youth is the progress and prosperity of the state and the country at large.

The youths added that, their physical and intellectual energies matter to the growth and development of this state and a way government can leverage the manifold talents in its youth is through meaningful engagement, dialogue and participation in policy making.

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