From: SHU’AIBU SANI BAGWAI
Participants at the four year anniversary of Bagwai First Organisation have stressed the need for youths to engage in skill labour for self-employment.
A lead presenter and head of department of education, Bayero University Kano, Dr. Muhammad Adamu Kwankwaso said it was high time for youths to shun ostentatious living and focus their attention on self-development. Dr. Muhammad Adamu frowned at the situation whereby youth could owned luxurious items without any meaningful job or trade at hand.
He therefore called for voluntary organisation and government agencies to evolve strategies that could guide youth to engage in skills acquisition and other ventures that could provide means of livelihood for them instead of depending on their parents.
The district head of Bagwai, Madakin Bichi, Alh. Nura Shehu Ahmad, advised youths to always respect their elders as well as traditional and cultural values that would project the image of their respective communities.
Alh. Nura Shehu Ahmad who was represented by the district scribe Mal. Aliyu commended Bagwai First Organisation for its patriotic posture by engaging in services that could bring abundant opportunities for youths in terms of employment, skill acquisition and securing admission. Representatives of various associations made presentations on modern ways whereby youths could be useful to themselves and society.
The chairman of the organisation Alh. Uba Muhammad Bagwai said, activities lined up for the fourth year anniversary celebration include opening of a clinic that would provide health services to children from 6months to 5 years and maternity services to pregnant women.
The member representing Bagwai/Shanono Constituency in the Kano State House of Assembly, Hon. Halilu Ibrahim Kundila, has pledged to work with community development associations to bring development projects to his constituents. The Legislator said, community-based development associations such as Bagwai First Organisation are vital to meeting the yearnings and aspirations of their respective communities.
He commended Bagwai First Organisation for its unrelenting efforts towards the progress of youth in the area.
On his part, the Chairman of Bagwai local government council, Alh. Inuwa Zangina Dangada, represented by Councillor Muktar Garba Bagwai, assured the association of the council’s support at all times. A former Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, Alh. Ali Ado, and a Director at the Kano National Orientation Agency Office, Alh. Salisu Garba Bagwai, urged youths to shun indulging in negative activities that could damage their reputation.