The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Nasarawa State Chapter, on Saturday commenced planting 1,000 trees to contribute to the conservation of the environment and enhance its sustainability.
According to the State Chairman of the council, Malam Jaafar Loko, who led scores of youths to plant the trees, he said youths played critical roles in curbing the impact of climate change.
” We planted over 1,000 trees today across the state. Part of this was generously donated by Prof. Egbewole Tunde of the Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
”As young people, we congratulate the youths across the nooks and crannies of the state who are making marks and giant strides to contribute to the development of the state.
“We call on governments at all levels to continue to support us to attain the height of our potential,” Loko asserted.
He applauded Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State for his commitment to the development of young people, adding that the governor demonstrated commitment to youths advancement by appointing many of them into various positions.
”We urge our beloved governor to consolidate this effort by giving more youths in the state pivotal leadership roles to play in the management and allocation of state resources.
”This, we believe, will enhance our capacity to make enduring contributions to the development of the state.”
Loko drew the attention of governments, corporate organizations, national and state assemblies and other stakeholders to the plight of the young people in the state.
”Our youths deserve to be adequately equipped with skills, Information and
Communication Technology, agricultural practices, as well as technology.
”We urge them to play a more active role in empowering our youths with skills.
"In doing that, the leaders of youth organizations in the state should be adequately carried along and actively involved in the entire process.
”To the youths of Nasarawa State, we urge you to continue to be law-abiding, respect constituted authorities, and shun all forms of social vices and criminalities for the sustainability of peace in our dear state.”