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North-East youths commend President Tinubu for reappointing Alkali as NEDC MD, thank management for supporting agricultural sector development

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Mohammed Goni Alkali, MD/CEO, NEDC

By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi

Management of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) has been commended for its continuously playing a pivotal role in the agricultural sector through the implementation of agricultural extension and empowerment support programs to farmers which is promoting positive values in agriculture.

The assertion was made by a Coalition of North-East Youths Alliance during a press conference it addressed in Abuja on Tuesday which text was made available to journalists in Bauchi.

According to the text jointly signed by Prince Mohammed Sani Hassan, Chairman and Bayo Paul, Secretary, the Coalition expressed deepest gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima for reappointing Goni Alkali as Managing Director of the NEDC for a second tenure.

The Coalition stated that, “We, the Coalition of North-East t Youth Alliance, gathered here today to express our unwavering solidarity with the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) and to pass a vote of confidence on the commendable management of the Commission.”

It added that, “Under the current administration, we acknowledge the remarkable strides in infrastructural growth and human capacity development, particularly in the rehabilitation of schools and educational support to both federal and state owned institutions.

“The Commission’s commitment to poverty alleviation is evident in the execution of excellent programs, significantly contributing to the economic development and growth of our region. We applaud their efforts in boosting economic stability through strategic initiatives,” the Coalition added.

According to the Coalition, “Just of recent, the Commission organised a workshop and seminar for the Youths across the Six states of North-East which captured over 2000 Youths trained on waste collection, enhanced scavenging and recycling of waste plastic.”

It added that there was also training on Climate change adaption awareness campaign, including alternative energy and energy efficiency as well as Watershed management training for professional, artisans and self help groups.

Other training was on renewable energy and trade associations formation for Youths employment program coupled with the Training of women on the use of energy efficient stove as well as on the fabrication of energy efficient stove and briquettes production.

The commission also gave Ramadan palliatives to the less privileged across the North-East Zone as over 600 youths organisations/civil societies benefited.

“In light of these accomplishments, we call on those who may seek to sabotage the landmark achievements of the region to desist. Rapid development is crucial for economic stability, and any attempt to undermine these efforts only hinders progress,” the Coalition stressed.

It added that,”We urge all stakeholders to join hands in supporting the North-East Development Commission in its mission to foster sustainable development, reduce poverty, and strengthen economic stability. Together, we can build a brighter and more prosperous future for the Northeast region.”

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