…Receives Vote Of Confidence From Youth Council, Parliament
By Andy Esiet, Calabar
Senator representing Cross River South in the National Assembly, Sen. Gershom Bassey, has promised significant youth inclusion in governance if he wins the 2023 governorship race.
Bassey who gave this assurance in an interactive meeting with youth leaders in his office in Abuja recently as said this will be part of his administration’s effort to redress many challenges facing the youth and to produce capable leaders that will take the State to the promised land.
In a statement made available to some newsmen in calabar on Thursday, Bassey said, “I started my Gubernatorial consultation with the youth, I believe in them, I strongly believe that the youths will be given the opportunity to tell my administration what it has not been doing well, give ideas of what should be done that would make their lives better’.
Bassey who has the penchant for always supporting developmental projects, donated huge funds to the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) to facilitate and speed up the construction of the NYCN Secretariat.
While thanking the Distinguished Senator for acknowledging and prioritizing Youths and students, the Chairman of NYCN, Cross River State Chapter, Comrade Dan Obo Jnr, declared that the youths of Cross River State are in full support of the #Back2South Agenda to maintain the peaceful coexistence in the State.
He also appreciated the Senator’s kind gesture and applauded him for consulting Youths and students first even before consulting various Party leaders.
The Chairman NYCN in company of the Speaker Cross River State Youth Parliament, Hon. Gideon Mbukpa and other Council members passed a vote of confidence on Sen. Bassey and declared him fit to lead the State come 2023.