Over Lunch, Young Advocates Establish Listeners Club for Development in Four Kano LGA’s
Young advocates led by the Youth Society for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases and Social Vices (YOSPIS), has concluded plans to establish a Youth Listeners Club (YLC) in four Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kano State.
The initiative which is a fallout of from the ‘Hasken Matasa’ Radio programme supported by the Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) and sponsored by the Aminu Magashi Garba Foundation every Wednesday on Express 90.3fm, is geared towards creating an avenue and network that gives youths opportunities to be involved in the discussion of their own developmental issues, and propose ideas and thoughts peculiar to their situation to drive prosperous growth and development with policy and decision makers.
The YLC successfully planned on Saturday during a special lunch get together organized by the CHR in Kano, which also hosted EXCO of class 91 of Science Secondary School Dawakin Tofa towards planning its 30th anniversary and renovation of school library.
The YLC initiative will be piloted in four LGAs of Kano State and 8 Wards and their coordinators namely, Kano Municipal LGA with Aminu Isyaku Aliyu as Coordinator of Dan’agundi ward and Sadiya Ahmad as Coordinator of Sheshe Ward, Kumbotso LGA with Ahmad Muhammad Danladi as Coordinator of Gurin Gawa and Amina Muhammad Auwal of Na’ibawa Ward, Nassarawa LGA with Musa Shu’aibu as Coordinator of Gama Ward and Yusra Usman as Coordinator of Tokarawa Ward and Tarauni LGA Aminu Adam as Coordinator of Ja’oji Ward and Fauziyya Salisu Dantsoho as Coordinator of Tarauni Ward.
Furthermore, the team, supported by CHR, will drive intervention at Tudun Maliki school for special needs to disburse hyegine materials and drugs to the students some of which include Tab ACT, Tab PCM, Kold Time, Vitamin B Complex, Hydrogen, Albendazole, Irodene and Cotton wool.
Speaking at the lunch, the Executive Director YOSPIS explained that, “The YLC will have to listen to the weekly Hasken Matasa 1hour programme and will be encouraged to call in while the programme is ongoing to add their own voice and thoughts to the issues.”
On his part, the chief host, Dr. Aminu Magashi Garba states that, “we hope that this will put development in the hands of the youths as they listen to the issues and discuss how they want their own peculiar matters addressed by policy and decision makers.”
A radio transistor and weekly refreshment will be provided to the club and incentives will be given to the most active club; it was decided.
Others in attendance include, Hannatu Sulaiman Abba, Mallam Sulaiman Jalo, Sani Fagge and Mohammed Dahiru Lawal.