The State Deputy Governor Mr. Charles Yau Iliya says the incessant ethnic crises in Gombe South Senatorial District, has made the zone an object of scorn and ridicule.
The deputy Governor who made the remarks when some youths from Gombe South Senatorial District paid him a courtesy call in his office however expressed delight that the youths are rising up to the challenge at the end of the ugly trend which has hitherto given the zone a bad name.
He also noted with enthusiasm that if the youth who are the ones used negatively and are the ones at the receiving end, would rise up to say no to the ugly trend then the end is in sight.
He assured the youth that government is ready to support the youth in their determination to create a new environment of peace for and unity in Tangale Waja for the overall benefit of people of the zone.
Speaking earlier the President and Adviser, Gombe South Youth Club, Mr. Yila Job Mela Tal and Mr. Ahmed J. Ture informed the Deputy Governor that the youths are tired of the ugly situation of incessant crises in Tangale Waja and have come to say no to it, implying they can never offer themselves to be used negatively for any selfish interest.
They said as part of efforts to buttress their position, they have met with traditional Rulers, Politicians and Stakeholders to tell them, no more will they be allowed to rise up against their fellow brothers and sisters.
They solicited for support from the Deputy Governor, the Government and indeed spirited individuals from the zone to assist them actualize their dream of a crises free Tangale Waja.
Those interviewed include Mr. Yila and Ballin Yohaida from Billiri, Kumbanson Yakubu from Kamo, Kefas Sule Sada from Kaltungo, Isa Usman from Filiya and Mrs Mary Shilliyong from Cham all who expressed the need for the youth to say no to hatred and forge a new beginning of love and unity of Gombe South Senatorial District.
Some of them, observed that their likely challenge may be financial incapacitation, calling on the Governor to assist them on this course, as well as to engage them positively, as unemployment according to them contributes negatively to youths engagement in crime.
A cross section of youths came from the tribes of Tangale Waja including Tangale, Waja, Tula, Dadiya, Cham, Filiya, Kamo and Awak amongs others.