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NGO urges youths to embrace peace

28 June 2012, 15:06

Abuja - Alhaji Umar Tata, the Founder of  `Naka sai Naka’, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged youths in Katsina State to embrace peace and shun all forms of violence.

Tata told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday that youths were the most productive asset for nation building.

He argued that peace was necessary if meaningful development must be achieved.

According to Tata, the fortune of any nation is vested on youths and if properly harnessed can solve the socio-political and economic problems in the country.

Tata said: "So far I have awarded scholarship to about 5,000 students in Katsina State, constructed bridges, schools and mosque, being part of the initiatives to improve the welfare of youths."

He promised to continue to assist the less privileged in all spheres of human endeavour to enable them realise their potential in their chosen careers.

Tata emphasised the need for private sector to re-double its contribution to the creation of wealth and provision of social amenities in the society.

"Government alone cannot provide needed social infrastructure to the people, other well meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations can contribute their quota to complement government efforts.

"The image of any political system is built on the generosity of those who have the zeal to satisfy the yearnings and aspiration of the people," Tata said.

He emphasised that assistance from the affluent toward the less privileged in the society is crucial in the reduction of poverty, unemployment and insecurity.



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