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February 25, 2006

Nigeria challenges youths on democracy

Vice President Atiku Abubakar has challenged youths in the country to protect the foundation of democracy.

The vice president was speaking at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he received a coalition of youths from across the northern part of the country urged the group, consisting of professionals, businessmen and political activists, urging them to remain steadfast and propagate party discipline and respect for the rule of 1aw.

“I urge you to remain one and united for a better Nigeria,” he said.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Mr Danjuma Maina, had said they were in the State House to identify with the achievements and aspirations of the vice president.
He also commended the efforts of the administration in reducing the level of corruption in the country.
The delegation also assured the vice president of their preparedness to join hands in constructing’ ‘bridges between the old and the new, between North and South and to help instil into our future leaders the noble dream of our founding fathers.”

Some of the groups in the coalition include: National Democracy Movement, Global Youth Network Africa, National Youth Council of Nigeria, National Youth Alliance for Democracy, Atiku Youth Initiative, Al’Umma Development Association and Consolidation Atiku.
Others are National Grassroot Mobilisation Initiative, Atiku Abubakar Vanguard and the National Association of Northern Nigerian Students.

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