By Hassan Muhammad
In continuation of efforts to stop the resurgence of youth protest in Kano State, the Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) and that of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono have appealed to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero to join the vanguard in averting youth protests in the state.
The appeal was made during a courtesy call on the Emir at his palace by the ministers who were on working tour to their constituency as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This is aimed at complementing the efforts of the state governor in achieving a lasting peace in the area of responsibility as Chief Security Officer.
The ministers, who described the monarch as a peace-loving Nigerian and a resourceful peace-maker, appealed to him to throw his weight behind the current efforts of President Buhari and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje towards achieving an enduring peace in the state.
The ministers, who acknowledged that traditional institution offers a wide range of network to reach out to a large percentage of the youths, urged the monarch to prevail on the youths to toe the paths of peace and prosperity by taking advantage of the entrepreneurial programmes of the present administration for a secured future.
Similarly, the ministers identified the roles of the village, district and community heads as well as chieftaincy title holders under the umbrella of the council and control structures of the Emir as a veritable structure to leverage on to spread the message of peace to the youths, to shun acts capable of threatening the sanctity of the nation.
In his remarks, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Bayero thanked President Buhari for assigning ministers to their constituencies to play a critical role in the peace building and its sustaining process aimed at redirecting the footsteps of the teeming youths to key into profitable ventures.
While assuring them of his cooperation and collaboration to end the regime of youth protests that have engendered unfortunate repercussions for the national interest, he said his doors are open for regular consultation and advice.