By Friday Idachaba
Deputy Senate Speaker Ovie Omo-Agege praised Governor Yahaya Bello for his great achievements across all boards, saying the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Nigeria are proud of him.
Omo-Agege greeted Governor Bello at a symposium held in honor of Bello’s 46th birthday on the theme “Insecurity in Nigeria and the Role of Youth” Friday in Abuja.
He said Governor Bello, in his selflessness, has greatly contributed to the growth of the CPA as a party and in Nigeria through many of his efforts.
“You have gone to great lengths to make the party grow for us, especially through your efforts to mobilize young people and people with special needs in the party. The Party is proud of you.
“You have been extremely successful and have represented your generation well, with you the future of this country is bright.
“Mr. President has admitted that his generation is ready to pass the baton to the next generation.
“We listened to all the speakers and how they talked about the role you played in bringing security to the state, Nigerians are proud of you.
“We all knew what the state was like before you became governor and your efforts are clearly visible.
“You have been seen as a role model for our young people and we would like to create more Bello and more Bawa as the boss of the EFCC,” Omo-Agege said.
Omo-Agege said that in order to promote young people in governance, the National Assembly set aside a budget to reserve a certain percentage of seats for young people to enable them to be included in the governance and the process. .
He said that once that is done, young people will be more engaged and focus less on crime and criminal activity.
“A bill has been set aside on the number of seats for a minimum of 30 percent of young people at the federal level and 40 percent of young people at the state level.
“If young people have such an opportunity, they will not have time to participate in the protests when they are seated at the Executive Council meetings,” said Omo-Agege.