By Daniel Abogonye, Lafia
The Nasarawa State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, (NYCN), is currently facing leadership crisis following the removal of its chairman, Comrade Idris Ojoko and his deputy, Muhammed Atose from office.
The NYCN state executive council at its meeting in Lafia, passed a vote of no confidence on the embattled chairman for gross misconduct, while his deputy, Atose, was relieved of his position to enable him face the responsibilities of his new place of work.
In a communique issued at the end of a state management committee meeting of the Youth Council, the group alleged that vote of no confidence had been passed on the embattled chairman on several occasions but have remained in office due to interventions from the national headquarters of the Council without Comrade Ojoko amending his ways.
According to the communique which was jointly signed by the state vice chairman (Nasarawa South), Mal. Liman Mainoma and the secretary, Comrade Akolo David Alaku and made available to newsmen.
“Management notes that, this is not the first time that a vote of no confidence is being passed on Comrade Idris Ojoko. However, he has remained in office due to the constant intervention of the National Executive of the Council”
“Management also advises the general public, especially the government and good people of Nasarawa State, particularly from the youth Constituency not to transact any business with Comrade Ojoko on behalf of the Council”
According to the communique, the Council unanimously adopted the emergence of Comrade Jaafar Loko and Louis Azige as chairman and deputy chairman respectively.
It appreciated the state governor, Abdullahi Sule for his commitment to youth development and called on him to improve and sustain the momentum so as to secure a better future for Nasarawa State.
All efforts to reach the embattled chairman, Comrade Idris Ojoko failed as several phone calls put across to him by our correspondent were not responded to, as at press time