Mr Daniel Ogazi, member representing Kokona East State Constituency in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly has expressed readiness to partner Peace Corps of Nigeria to promote peace and tackle youths restiveness in the state.
Ogazi, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Education, made this known while receiving “Youth Icon” award from the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Command on Wednesday in Lafia.
He said the command had done a lot in ensuring security and taking the youths off the street, hence the need for effective collaboration to do more.
“I am honour and happy that you recognised me for the award. I thank you and the Organisation as this award will encourage me to do more.
” The award will also strengthen my support for the youths. We will continue to collaborate in order to tackle youths restiveness, take the unemployed youths off the street in the interest of development,” he said.
The lawmaker also assured of his advocacy for the corps to be recognised constitutionally considering its role in human and societal development.
Earlier, Chief Bala Joshua, State Commandant of the Corps, said that they had decided to honour the lawmaker due to his concern for the plights of the youths.
” You are one of the members who have concern and stand for the youths. And for your contributions to the development of the youths and the state at large, we have awarded you as ”Youth Icon 2021”, ” he said.
Joshua also commended the lawmaker’s commitment in taking the education sector in which he is chairing to the greater height in the state.
The commandant assured the corps of readiness to partner with other security agencies and individuals in ensuring peace in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the corps also presented a Certificate of Recognition to the lawmaker for his contributions to youths and other development especially his support for Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s policy on education. ( NAN)