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The need for leaders at all levels to change the narrative of youths unemployment, restiveness and kidnapping to meaningful ventures has again been brought to the fore.

Governor Darius Ishaku who spoke to Forum of Former Chairmen of Local Government Areas in the State at the Government House Jalingo frowned at the alarming rate of unemployment that has made youths idle thereby making them a threat to the society.

He maintained that his employment strategy was designed to carry along youths in all the wards in the States. He further maintained that it had paid off with the rescue teachers scheme and promised to employ more youths if re-elected.

The Governor also frowned at politicians who use religion to deceive the people challenging them to advocate for tolerance for harmonious living in the society.

He called on the former Chairmen to enlighten the people at the grassroots about his developmental achievements for the past three years since they are closer to the people.

Earlier, Spokesman of the Forum and a former Chairman of Gashaka Local Government Area, Mohammed Mai Iyali Idi said they were proud of Governor Ishaku for running an inclusive governmen, affirming him qualified for a second term.

He said the former Chairmen would liaise with their former Counselors to move to all nooks and crannies of the State to sensitise people to vote for him in the upcoming gubernatorial election.