In his opening address, the Executive Governor, Dr Agbu Kefas expressed his determination to fulfill his campaign promise of ensuring that 80% of his government comprises young individuals. He emphasized the importance of cultivating the right mindset among the youth to drive the administration forward effectively.
The governor acknowledged the significance of the maiden edition of the summit, despite the limited availability of resources, as it serves as a platform for essential discussions and strategic planning, urging the youths to have faith in their capabilities and actively invest in honing their technical expertise which will undoubtedly drive tangible progress and development in Taraba State.
“To make progress, there must be a mental transformation. That is the primary objective of this summit. We are aware of the direct correlation between idle youth and criminal activities,” stated Bako.
The visionary behind the summit, Governor Agbu, aims to equip and empower the youth of Taraba State with the knowledge and skills to become self-sufficient entrepreneurs.
The inaugural summit, unprecedented in the state’s history, has drawn participants from all sixteen local government areas.
The Taraba State Youth, Security, and Economic Summit serve as a testament to the government’s commitment to addressing crucial issues affecting the youth, ensuring security, and fostering economic development in the state.