23 December 2008

Nigeria: Bassa-Nge Youths Call for Support in Yar'Adua's 7-Point Agenda

Bassa-Nge Youth Association (BYA), Nyanya/Mararaba chapter has called on youths in the nation to aggregate their programme for the actualisation of President Umar Musa Yar'Adua's 7-point agenda.

The secretary of the association, Mallam Yunusa Bako, made this call at the group's end of the year party in Mararaba yesterday, saying that no nation can stand on its own without the youths; therefore, the youths should shun any form of crisis and come together to salvage Nigeria.

Bako further appealed to the government of Kogi State to hasten the construction of Gboloko-Odehi road to enable people of these areas, who are mostly farmers, to have access to good road so that their farm products can reach out to the people, and as the road is the shortest trunk A road that lead to Eastern part of the country.

"Our government should do something about that road. Even if they cannot construct a bridge across the River Niger for us, they should just provide a ferry service from Lokoja to Shintaku. I understand that most of the private vehicles going to the Eastern part of the country now pass through Shintaku road with the aid of a private ferry to convey their vehicles across the river. That is good, but that one ferry is not enough. The government should provide more ferry so that the price can be more affordable."

However, the association used the occasion to welcome its chairman who had gone to Mecca to perform Hajj.

The association also hailed the Etsu of Bassa, His Royal Highness Abu Ali (Retd), for the good work he is doing in bringing Bassa Nge together as one, and his efforts in bringing good things to Bassa Nge land.

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