Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State on Tuesday commended the political commitment demonstrated by President Bola Tinubu for his efforts towards securing lives and property of Nigerians.
Mr Yusuf gave the commendation while delivering a speech at a hangout with the 222 influential youths in the state.
“I want to use this opportunity to commend President Bola Tinubu for his efforts in ensuring the primary responsibility of the government, which is the protection of lives and property of citizens,” he said.
The governor called on the influential youths to live up to expectations and be honest with themselves and society by becoming law-abiding.
He explained that the state government would continue to support the police and other security agencies to perform optimally.
The governor, however, warned that any of the youths who decided to disregard law and order would be arrested and prosecuted.
He described the repentant youths as victims of the personal whims of some desperate politicians who drug them and use them to achieve their selfish political motives.
“For those of you who want to go back to school, we will offer you a complete scholarship from whatever level you are.
“Those who want skills will be trained under the skill acquisition centres and be given start-up capitals to be self-reliant,” he said.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Gumel, commended the governor for supporting the police in its efforts to provide a peaceful atmosphere.
Mr Gumel said the police have since submitted a list of requirements to the governor according to the trade the repentant youths had chosen.
The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, commended the police and other security agencies for their contributions to the ongoing fight against criminal activities in the state.