North-east Youths under the aegis of North-East Youth Peace and Development Initiative have commended the governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode over the donation of N150 million to Borno Adamawa and Yobe states ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency.
The National President, North-east Youth Peace and Development Initiate, Alhaji Kyari Abubakar who made the commendation in Lagos described Ambode as a detribalised leader whose contributions must be emulated by other Nigerians.
“We the youths from north-east appreciate the good gesture of Ambode and the good people of Lagos State for identifying with the plight of the displaced people of north-east,” he said.
According to Abubakar the recent donation is not the first assistance rendered by the state government since the challenge of coping with the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) assumed a worrisome dimension in the country. The state he said has assisted in hosting some displaced persons from the geo-political zone of the country.
Abubakar who expressed worry over the living condition of youths and women in north-east urged the federal government to establish North-East Development Commission to handle the reconstruction of the area.
“Judging by the raving effect of Boko Haram insurgency to the region, we feel the establishment of a commission would address the reconstruction of the area as soon as possible.”
On the deadline given to end insurgency in the area, Abubakar expressed optimism on the ability of the military to completely liberate the area from the menace of insurgency.
He commended the administration of Muhammadu Buhari for his unwavering interest in bringing Boko Haram insurgency to an end and pledge the support of the people of north-east to the policies of the present administration.
“The people of north-east especially the youths would continue to support President Buhari in his effort to defeat Boko Haram and liberate the zone from the menace insurgency which has destroyed lives and economy of the people,” he said.
By Pita Ochai