Prominent Northern Nigeria youth leaders, led by the Chairman of the Council of Traditional Youth Chiefs of Nigeria (CTYCN), Alhaji Abdulhamid Haleru (Sarkin Samarin Nigeria) and its Secretary, Amb. Danjuma Usman Tanze (Sarkin Samarin Wamba) have outlined pragmatic steps towards the empowerment, advancement, and development of youth in Nigeria.

Using the instrumentality of traditional institutions, the CTYCN hopes to prepare youths across the country to enable them take advantage of and benefit from the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The CTYCN Chairman and Sarkin Samarin Nigerian, made this known when he led a delegation of yohng traditional Chiefs on a courtesy call to His Royal Highness, Alhaji Iliyasu Bashar, the Emir of Gwandu, Kebbi State, at his palace.

He maintained that “a functional education system and the acquisition of bankable skills were key to sustainable youth empowerment especially in the face of rising unemployment. You, our traditional rulers, with your vast influence and control can, therefore be instrumental to making this a reality, that is why we seek to partner with you.

“We are set to give our best towards advancing the cause of the teeming Nigerian youths without recourse to one’s region or religion.
As the Chairman of the Council, I want to say that we are prepared to partner, cooperate and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to give youths the necessary exposure and opportunities to enable them excel”.

Responding, the Emir of Gwandu, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Iliyasu Bashar thanked the youth leaders for deeming it fit to pay him a courtesy visit and expressed the readiness of the Gwandu Emirate Council to partner with CTYCN and indeed any group towards the development of youths in the state and the country in particular.

According to the monarch, “it is always an honour when young men with vision and mission come calling on us. As traditional rulers, we have a great deal of work to do but we cannot do it alone. This partnership and many others to come will therefore be welcomed by the Emirate and given the needed support”.

Alhaji Abdulhamid Haleru, a seasoned youth leader and philanthropist known for his patriotic zeal for youth development was recently crowned the Sarkin Samarin Nigeria and named the Chairman of CTYCN because of his sterling leadership qualities.

He was accompanied on the courtesy call by the Secretary of the Council, Comrade Usman Tanze and numerous Council members with a brief stop at the palace of His Royal Highness, .Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, the Emir of Gusau, Zamfara State.


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