By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.
The Northern youths under the auspices of Arewa Youth Assembly, AYA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to waste time in terminating the appointment of non performing ministers in his cabinet.
According to the Speaker of the AYA in a press statement issued and made available to newsmen in Kaduna, the youth group urged the President to assess the performance profile of his Ministers while he was away on vacation and take necessary action to avoid their non performance affect his good intention for Nigeria.
The group opined that, “He should go ahead and remove those who perform below expectation,” noting that “If there is one unique ingredient of quality leadership that is grossly missing from the pot pourri of our nation’s socio-political. Life today, it has to be that of selfless service to the nation.”
While recommending sack for non performing ministers, the youth assembly averred that Brigadier General Boroh (Rtd) deserves a special recognition for managing the presidential Amnesty program, adding, “He deserves a decent mention and attendant space in our society for ensuring peaceful co-existence among the militants and the government.
“AYA wish to pay tribute to Professor Benjamin Ozumba, a Quintessential scholar, a detribalize Nigerian, a man of vision and ideas whose vice chancellorship was an era of academic oriented leadership, firm and characterised by industrial harmony and stability.”
AYA further said Professor Ozumba was highly reputed as an academic giant with a promising agenda which is action oriented, democratic based and achievement motivated by taking a bold steps of introducing Hausa department at the prestigious UNN, first of it kind in South-East, South-South.
Meanwhile, the youth group has condnmed in strong terms the xenophobic attack of Nigerians in South Africa and the unwarranted killings of Hausa community in Ile Efe.
”We condemned the spate of xenophobic attacks by South African on fellow Africans, while many Nigerians have been murdered within the last two years in inexplicable circumstance either by South African citizens or even officials of the state. Certainly, governments of Nigeria and South Africa as well as others need to look beyond verbal darts and move from rhetoric to reality cheeks or actions that can defuse tension on all fronts.
”We wish to condemn the wanton killing of Hausa community in Ile-ife for no just reasons, government should bring those behind this ugly trend to book because this issues is dirty to public acceptance,” the group said.