Group To Launch Youth Organisation In Propagation Of Buhari’s Values
An ideological group, Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), which propagates the values of the former Head of State and one of the leading opposition figures in the country, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) will be launched in January.
It was learnt that after its launch, the BYO will be operational in all the six geopolitical zones of the country.
The National Coordinator of a support group and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mustapha Habib, who made this known in Abuja weekend, said the aim was to educate the youths about Buhari’s ideologies and moral values so that they can understand it and use it to enhance national development.
Habib, formally the national chairman of the Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA), added that the initiative was the outcome of an unsolicited effort by friends and admirers of the former head of state, aimed at using the platform to help transform the country.
According to Habib, the move was imperative in view of the problems of corruption, leadership deficiency and poor governance confronting Nigeria.
He said: “Buhari is a man of integrity, honesty and selflessness. These are virtues we want our youths to learn and internalise in the interest of the country.
“We all know that we have a problem of leadership in Nigeria, youth vices and people not striving to become persons with integrity and honour”, he said.
The APC chieftain explained further that the formation of the body is based on the overriding national need to transform our country to a more stable and secure society.
“We want to educate the youths, let the youths eschew the vices of not growing up to become men of integrity and honour. We intend to open our office next month in Abuja and will inaugurate the body before the end of January. It is our hope to be able to reach out to all the states of the federation in no distant time”, he said.
Habib said that part of the strategies to be adopted by the group is to reach out to youths in the tertiary institutions to sensitize them on the need to stick to the path of integrity and honesty; which are the core values being propagated by Buhari.
Shedding more light on the launching of the Buhari support group, Habib said notable Nigerians will be at the inauguration and opening of the organization’s office.
“We are going to get the youths in the local areas involved in the advocacy. We will be holding discussions and organizing interactive forum where eminent Nigerians noted for their integrity and transparent lifestyle will be encouraged to attend”, Habib stated.