NYCN Blasts Minister Over Interference


The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has carpeted the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung for interfering in the activities of the body in order to foist his candidate on them.
President of the National Transition Committee (NTC) of the NYCN, Comrade Abdulrahman Agboola, during a pre-conference press briefing ahead of its 2018 congress in Port Harcourt said the body would resist any attempt to impose candidates by the Minister.
Comrade Agboola who described an earlier congress held in Kwara State as a charade, said the elective congress being held in Port Harcourt was endorsed and supported by the while affiliate and Board of Trustees of NYCN.
The NTC president stressed that, “many participants had assured that the council is ready to defend the rights of the youths, that will lead to progressive youth council”.
Agboola maintained that though the Minister had supervisory role over the body, “we are making people to realise that youths have adequate representation, and that its leadership that will emerge from the congress will take the council to an enviable height”.
While thanking the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike for providing the support for the 2018 congress, he assured that the executives that would emerge from the elections are the authentic ones, adding that, “We wish to alert the while country that whosoever parades himself as president is doing that at his own risk”.
Also, secretary to the Congress Planning Committee (CPC), Comrade Frank Maduka disclosed that the 2018 congress would start on Sunday 5th of August with arrival of delegates, while elections are expected to hold on today.
Maduka stated that about 104 affiliate organisations with the NYCN were expected to particupate and that the congress would cover business sessions, adoption of congress report and swearing-in of newly elected officials.