CNG To Organize Mega Youth Summit Over Multi Sectoral Crisis In Katsina
The Coalition of Northern Groups Katsina State chapter has reviewed of events and tendencies which suggest that the state is headed for more crises. Today, people in the state live in fear of violence and an uncertain future. The willingness and capacity of leaders in the State to secure citizens and resist violent assaults on innocent people has been challenged and drastically weakened to the level of making threats that have no impact. Armed criminals of all types have increased their audacious stranglehold over our lives in all parts of the state.
Today the people in the state are paying the price of failure of two sets of leaders. At the national level, the administration appears to have lost the capacity to halt the gradual descent of the country into anarchy. Political leaders in the state appear to have submitted to violence and terror of Bandit and Kidnappers. The general and pervasive insecurity that is being witnessed with the continuous bandit attacks, rampaging insurgency and kidnapping that have left untold numbers of dead and displaced persons, economic hardship, skyrocketed number of unemployed youth in the state are symptoms of the disquiet in the whole of the state that has been exacerbated by political opportunism and bankruptcy.
Youth in the state have nowadays become a threat to the security, socio-economic and political development of the state due to the nature of hardship occasioned by unemployment and the level of poverty they found themselves. Youth opportunities for self empowerment and development have been seriously ignored and limited due to negligence and unfriendly policies, resulting to youth restiveness in some cases.
In reaction to these observed failures, The Coalition of Northern Groups Katsina state Chapter is compelled to take the bold and necessary step of leading civil society and other umbrella organizations in the state to organize a ‘MEGA YOUTH SUMMIT’, with a theme” AWAKENING POLITICAL AND LEADERSHIP CONSCIOUSNESS IN KATSINA STATE”.
The Summit will also to draw the attention of the federal and state government, traditional rulers, religious and political leaders to the growing multi-sectoral threats in the state that are pregnant with complications and unforeseen economic, social and political consequences.
Among other preparations of the summit, the state chapter in its last executive meeting unanimously agrees to schedule meeting with the following:
1. 34 Local government Coordinators in the state on Friday 25th 06 2021 at state Secretariat.
2. Students Wing of the Coalition and its campus Ambassadors on Saturday 2nd 07 2021.
3. Affiliate and non-affiliate organisations in the state. on Sunday 3rd 2021
This truly patriotic summit which is planned to draw participants from 361 ward in the state, is aim to forestall the imminent drift of the state and also to address the fundamentals of our existence by preserving citizens’ lives and checkmating the unprecedented plunder and deteriorating standards of living.
Yours In struggle
Comrade J A Charanchi