Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State has been awarded the ‘Best Supportive Governor on the campaign for National Integration and Purposeful Leadership in Nigeria’.
The honor, instituted by the Nigeria Young Professionals Forum, was bestowed on the governor weekend, at the forum’s maiden international summit with the theme; ‘Fostering National Integration and Purposeful Leadership in Nigeria’, held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Speaking at the event, Governor Yero urged the youth to strive toward building a peaceful and prosperous nation.
“With all sense of modesty and due respect to our elders, I believe it is time for young people to take (the) center stage in the decision making process and I believe we can deliver the desired results”, said governor Yero.
He added: “Young professionals in Nigeria cannot live in isolation, while their counterparts in other parts of the globe assume greater responsibilities for the destiny of their nations. All over the World, countries are entrusting leadership positions in younger people and examples abound”.