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Youth urged to rebuild Borno

13 December 2013, 07:41Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, said youth had a key role to play in the rebuilding of the state.

“As youths, you have the onerous task of talking to your peers door by door, educating and mobilizing them to support the progress of Borno State, to help in the reconstruction of our dear state,” Shettima said during a courtesy visit by a group of youth under the auspices of All Progressive Youths Forum.

The Borno State Chapter of the youth group visited the premier.

“Borno has been taken backward by 50 years. We have a big task before us to rebuild our state. My brothers, you hold the key to Borno's progress, no one has the influence of the youth in molding public opinions; nobody has the strength and capacity of the youths unless the youths are divided; no one has the inner spirit and the boiling passion of a youth. This is our generation, we cannot sit on the fence, we must work as progressives to think and walk Borno,” he told the youth leaders.

The governor said he was always happy to interact with youth.

“The youth is the most complex member of any society yet the easiest to manage. The day you begin to tell lies, that day you lose the sympathy of the youths. The youths, by their age, have very inquisitive minds, they query everything you say, they ask questions, they don't just listen and that is why they are complex,” he added.

Borno is one of several states hardest hit by terror blamed on the Boko Haram terrorists.

Lives have been lost and infrastructure destroyed over the years.

“The task of rebuilding Borno is ours, as one people, one family with one destiny, we have suffered trauma and by implication, fallen together and we have blight ion towards one another to hold our hands firmly and rise together as one people. Borno is our pride, Borno is our heritage, we all own Borno and we have an obligation to work for its progress. When we work for Borno's progress, we work for no other but ourselves. When we work for Borno, we secure our future and make Borno better for ourselves, our children and those yet unborn,” Shettima said.

– CAJ News


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