By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
A social group in the North, called ‘Northern Youth Consultative Forum’ has passed a vote of confidence on the managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mr Mele Kolo Kyari for what it described as his reforms in the oil company.
Coordinator of the group Ayuba Hassan made the commendation while addressing journalists in Abuja after the forum’s annual meeting held Friday at Bolton White Hotel.
According to him, the decision to pass the vote of confidence on the managing director was in view of his innovative ideas and reforms geared towards revamping the oil sector.
He pointed out that since the inception of Kyari as NNPC boss, the country never witnessed serious scarcity of the petroleum products.
The group particularly applauded the NNPC under the leadership of Kyari for the power project currently ongoing in Maiduguri, Borno state and several roads projects undertaken by the corporation in parts of the north.
“The Northern Youth Consultative Forum is a formidable organization that was collectively formed by northern youth/stakeholders cut across the 19 northern states advocating for peace, unity, justice, fairness and good governance in line with civil society organizations charter and constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.
“During our annual meeting that held at Bolton White Hotel Abuja, we discussed pressing issues affecting the country, unity of this great nation, youth inclusive in governance and youth employment.
“Also, we unanimously passed vote of confidence on Group Managing Director, NNPC Mr Mele Kolo Kyari for his good leadership style, innovative ideas that is indeed reforming the corporation and called on the well meaning Nigerians from all the nooks and crannies to join hands and pray for this country to get rid of its challenges because we don’t have any other place to go than Nigeria”. He said.