The Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development in Taraba State, Mr Imam Ibrahim, has called for the active participation of youths in the forthcoming general election in 2023.
The Commissioner who made the call in an interview with Voice of Nigeria in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, stressed that youths are the strength of every nation.
They should also be involved in the nation’s politics.
He, however, cautioned that youths in the country should not consider the new law of not too young to run recently passed by the National Assembly as an automatic ticket for political position, but as an advantage to contest and win in the next general election.
“I would like to encourage the youths in Nigeria and especially Youths from Taraba State to participate in the political contest in the next general election 2023, as they do I also want them to know that leadership position comes with a lot of responsibilities.
They must be sure and ready to aspire with a bold step of winning at the polls; they should also know that power is not just given; They work for it.
Young people must also work their way into the position of leadership,” he stressed.
The youth commissioner also encouraged the youths to win the electorate’s confidence through good conduct and personal sacrifices.
He thanked the Taraba State Governor for engaging three thousand youths under the rescue teachers scheme of the state and their subsequent permanent employment stressing that the gesture has boasted the education sector performance of the state.
” I thank Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for his initiatives of engaging the three thousand youths in the rescue teachers scheme.
As the Commissioner of Youths and Sports Development, it is a thing of joy for me because this initiative has helped reduce the rate of unemployment in the state.
It has also improved performance in the state’s education sector with awards to show for it,” he noted.
Taraba State Commissioner advocates for youth participation in politics