By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has described human development and youth empowerment as the panacea to the current security challenges bedevilling the country.
A statement by the Director General Media, Public Enlightenment and Communication, Alhaji Yusuf Idris Gusau said the governor made the assertion while receiving 2020 Democracy Heroes Award as the Best Governor on Human Development and Empowerment.
The governor who was represented at the event by the Special Adviser Media, Public Enlightenment and Communication, Alhaji Zailani Bappa thanked organisers of the event for acknowledging his administration’s strive in human development and empowerment and and honouring him.
Matawalle said his administration’s policy on human development and empowerment is to engage youths into meaningful businesses which will also serve as alternative to reduction in the Security challenges facing the State
He opined that when youths are engaged into useful businesses that will occupy them every time, it will go a long way in reducing the level of crimes as it will encourage the youths to become self sufficient and reliant.
Matawalle said that human development and empowerment will not only assist government at all levels to reduce over dependence on government job but will make most of the youths more enterprising and contributors to the national economy
He assured he will continue to do more in that direction and considered the award as another challenge to do more.
Matawalle dedicated the award to the state’s Widows and orphans who lost their husbands and parents to banditry activities in the State.
Matawalle was honoured along with Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai of Kaduna State, Honourable Ministers of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Isa Pantami, Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Enyema and Women Affairs, Madam Pauline Tallen and several other top government functionaries, lawmakers and captains of industries.