Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has observed that geo-political restructuring is not the panacea to the nation’s current socio-economic woes, pointing out that instead, Nigerians need to restructure their mindsets to return the country to the path of progress.
He posited that the USA is more geo-politically fragmented and has more nationalities than Nigeria, yet, “it is by and large, the strongest nation in the world”, according to statement issued by Director – General, Media and Communications, Salihu Tanko Yakasai.
According to Governor Ganduje, the US attained its present status because of the ability of its leaders to harness the positive thoughts and actions of its heterogeneous population and not by restructuring the country along geo-political divides.
The governor, who was speaking during a social event organised in honour of delegates to a pre-election meeting of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, in Kano, advocated that Nigeria should devote attention to tapping from the potentials of its youths for national integration and development.
Lamenting the high prevalence of corruption in Nigeria, he argued that youths are the best segment of the society to lead in the crusade against it in view of their physical and intellectual capacity as well as their leadership potential.
Governor Ganduje stated that his administration has put in place machinery for constructive engagement of youth in the scheme of affairs, explaining that the appointment of youths into key positions in the government is a pointer in that direction.
On the forthcoming election of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, he advised members to vote for credible leaders that would advance the cause of the association, assuring them of the support of his government.
Earlier, the acting National President of the Council, Comrade Ibukunoluwa Oluwole commended the Ganduje administration for hosting their meeting and requested monthly subvention and office accommodation for the state branch of the council to facilitate their activities.

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