Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has reiterated his administration’s commitment to partnering with the youth to combat the challenge of drug addiction in the State, particularly targeting those involved in importing and selling illicit substances.
Mutfwang stated this through the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Gyang Bere, commemorating the 2023 International Youth Day.
While recognising the exceptional qualities possessed by the youth, particularly those from the State, the Governor noted that they are “productive, resilient, competent, talented, and deeply committed” to endeavours that contribute to the state’s overall progress.
He reiterated his administration’s readiness to foster an environment conducive to young leaders’ growth to safeguard Plateau’s heritage.
Mutfwang said the substantial contributions of the youth towards development explains the inclusion of numerous young individuals in his administration’s cabinet and strategic government positions.
He asserted his administration’s policy that members of the Transition Committee for the 17 local government areas should be 40 years of age and below.
He commended the aptness of the 2023 International Youth Day theme, “Green Skills for Youth Towards a Sustainable World,” aligning it with his administration’s “Land is Green” revolution.
He emphasized that the time is now for building a united and prosperous Plateau.