By Abba Kabara, Gusau
Zamfara state Governor, Muhammad Bello Matawalle has urged national as well as state assembly members in the state to initiate ways of saving the youth, especially those in the rural areas from scorching poverty.
Matawalle made the call on Tuesday in Gusau, while distributing vehicles and cash as donations from the senator representing Zamfara central, Senator Hassan Nasiha to the loyalists of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Matawalle expressed the belief that the youth are in dire need of support and economic motivation to evolve into self-reliant, productive and to be able to realize their potentials.
”It is only when you train one on how to fend for himself that you can actually claim to have impacted positively on his or her life,” said the governor.
While commending the senator for giving the donations, the governor advised him to consider securing jobs for the teeming unemployed youths as one of the ways ”we can save our society from poverty, as once our society is strengthened, our mission as leaders is achieved.”
The governor explained that he has made it a policy to always travel outside the state for the benefits of the citizens and that “whenever l travel, l will come home and brief the citizens to account for my absence.”
Speaking at the event, Senator Nasiha said he secured as donations, 19 cars, motorcycles, grinding machines and freezers for distribution to his campaign coordinators, party loyalists and associates in appreciation of the support they gave him ahead of the 2019 elections.
Nasiha said the donation was to mark his 100 days in office for his constituency comprising of 43 wards in the four local government areas of Maru, Gusau, Tsafe and Bungudu.