NYCN seeks pa­tron­age for boots pro­duced by youth

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - BY Si­mon E. Sun­day

@Si­monEchewo­fun The Na­tional Youth Coun­cil of Nige­ria (NYCN) has urged gov­ern­ment to sup­port Nige­rian youth by pa­tro­n­is­ing lo­cally made se­cu­rity boots pro­duced by them.

Pres­i­dent of the NYCN, Mr Mur­tala Garba made the call dur­ing a cour­tesy call to the Min­is­ter of Youth and Sport De­vel­op­ment.

Garba said they were in the min­is­ter’s of­fice to show­case se­cu­rity boots lo­cally pro­duced by NYCN un­der its direc­torate of skills, em­ploy­ment and so­cial se­cu­rity.

He said the coun­cil un­der his lead­er­ship took that chal­lenge very se­ri­ously and has started yield­ing pos­i­tive re­sults, a state­ment from the coun­cil by Gambo Jagindi said.

He pleaded with the gov­ern­ment to sup­port the con­tinue pro­duc­tion of this boots by a way of pa­tron­age as gov­ern­ment pa­tron­age of this prod­uct will fur­ther cre­ate more em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for the teem­ing youth and save the coun­try from de­mand of for­eign ex­change.

In his re­sponse, the Min­is­ter of Youth and Sports De­vel­op­ment, Bar­ris­ter Solomon Dalung said what is be­ing show­cased by NYCN glad­dened his heart and that the min­istry will con­tinue to sup­port the coun­cil to suc­ceed.

The min­is­ter also ap­pealed to se­cu­rity agen­cies to pa­tron­ize the lo­cally made boots pro­duced by NYCN to cre­ate em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for the youth.

With his knowl­edge as an exse­cu­rity man, Dalung said the boots can com­pete with for­eign made in qual­ity and stan­dard.

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