Northern Youths laud Tinubu’s security, socio-economic policies

On Tuesday, thousands of youths drawn across 19 Northern States of the Federation under the aegis of the Progressive Northern Youth Forum (PNYF) applauded President Bola Tinubu’s administration for the giant strides achieved in the areas of economy, security, and pro-citizen policies.

The PNYF National President, Hon. Isah Usman Jabbi, gave the commendation while reading the communiqué issued at the end of a two-day conference held in Abuja. He argued that President Tinubu’s economic policies have fostered growth, job creation, and investment, which resonates with the aspirations of the North.

While acknowledging that the present administration has taken necessary steps to address the issue of security across the region, he pledged solidarity for President Tinubu’s 2027 re-election bid.

“President Tinubu’s signing of the Student Loan (Access to Higher Education) (Repeal and Re-enactment) Act, 2024, to enhance the implementation of the Higher Education Student Loan Scheme by improving the management structure of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELF).

“This singular development will allow the youth of the 19 Northern States to bridge the education gap, allowing them to get the education that will translate into the economic empowerment that will help the region beat poverty.

“President Tinubu recognises the potential of our youth. His initiatives, such as vocational training programmes, scholarships, and youth empowerment schemes, empower young Northerners to contribute meaningfully to society.

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has displayed purposeful leadership in the country’s governance with recognition of the strategic importance of northern Nigeria, hence the appointment of credible northerners in strategic leadership positions in the country.

“The Federal Government’s appointments into positions have, therefore, been fair to the North, which has helped maintain the spirit of fairness that Nigerians expect from the leadership of their country.

“Delegates also highlighted the passion with which President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had interacted with key decision-makers in northern Nigeria on his administration’s policies and programmes and how the region’s development is central to delivering the Renewed Hope agenda in the country. “

The Forum, however, expressed concerns at some persons claiming to speak for the North, who have been castigating President Tinubu over phantom mistreatment of the North.

“PNYF members reviewed the utterances of such leaders and concluded that at no time were they mandated to speak for the 19 Northern States, which makes their assertions null and void within the context of contemporary Nigeria,” it added.

“The northern region will support President Bola Ahmed Tinubu if he seeks reelection in 2027, and the north will vote massively for him. “

The youths, therefore, vowed to mobilise other youths across the North to rally behind President Tinubu’s leadership to build a stronger, more prosperous Nigeria.



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