“There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.”_
It is not news that the apex Youth body saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the affairs of the entire Nigerian Youth, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has been engulfed in leadership crisis and innumerable court cases over few years now. Few months ago, a glimpse of Peace was witnessed in NYCN when the former factional presidents, patriotically, relinquished power to Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo to champion the affairs of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, as the President.
Unfortunately, the joy heralded by that patriotic act of the former factional presidents was cut short by some Merchants of crisis and Litigants, whose interests are solely in being the members of the board Trustees of NYCN.
Several court cases were instituted by these litigants, which have crippled the positive developments that ensued from the peace pact of the factional presidents. The entire Nigerian Youth were left without leadership, sequel to selfish interests of some Merchants of crisis who have benefited immeasurably from National Youth Council of Nigeria, right from the days they were still Youth till their current social status.
The devastating effects of the NYCN crisis, on Nigerian Youth, cannot be over emphasized. The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development employed its best tactics to restore peace to this noble organization but was met with vehement selfish oppositions from these Merchants of crisis. Several projects and programs, which could have bettered the lives of millions of Nigerian Youth, are lying fallow while the Youths are held hostage by the crisis that rocked the ship of NYCN.
It’s saddening to note that some patriotic Nigerians have tried their best to broker peace through roundtable meetings but all to no avail, even after spending hundreds of millions of Naira in that regard. At a point, it seemed that these Merchants of crisis are only better off when there is crisis in NYCN. Suffice it to say that “some of them earn their daily bread” from the crisis as they would always be called for sponsored meetings and roundtable discussions. These set of people are never interested in the overall development and wellbeing of Nigerian Youth; they are only after their selfish aggrandizement.
Few days ago, justice prevailed as the people spearheading the crisis in NYCN have been sacked from the board of Trustees by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). This is the best thing that has ever happened in the Youth Constituency, in the recent time, as the Youth are legally allowed to pilot their affairs by themselves. The official letter, from CAC, effecting the withdrawal of these litigants from the board of Trustees of NYCN is attached to this publication.
The Youth Constituency appreciates the CAC and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for this patriotic intervention. We pray that these men will find peace as they graduate into the National political realm, leaving National Youth Council of Nigeria for the Youth; leaving the Youth to pilot their affairs by themselves.
God bless NYCN!
God bless the Youth Constituency!!
God bless Nigeria!!!
Build the Youth, build the Nation!!!
_”Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”_