Indigenous youths under the auspices of Northern Youths Patriots (NYP) have commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Mr Hamza Madaki Tayyub as the acting director of development control department of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC).
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the president and national secretary of the group, Danladi Mayaki and Barr. Yusuf Iliya, respectively.
The statement described the appointment as a step in the right direction in fostering national development, and ensuring that the city remains one of the best capital cities in the world.
It commended the former director of the department, Mr Yahaya Yusuf for his zeal in maintaining the Abuja Masterplan, saying the appointment of Madaki, who has served in various capacities in the department, promotes continuity, adding that he is in a better position to uphold the masterplan because of his cognate experience as a management staff of the department, stating that he has been in the department for a long time and understands the importance of city development.
The statement also commended the president for his commitment in rooting out corruption and sanitising the nation, urging him to emulate the former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings, to clear the country of the hydra headed evil of corruption that has eaten deep into the fabrics of the society, pledging their support for his administration.
It said: “The lack of political will on the part of past leaders to tackle corruption headlong has been the bane of development which has resulted in the growing number of unemployed youths in the country.”
It further stated that the huge resources invested on energy over the years without comparative results as well as the ever rising cost of foodstuff and building materials in the market are off shots of corruption in the nation, urging the president to be firm in his anti-graft war.