National Publicity Secretary of Ilorin Emirate Youth Development Association IEYDA, Alhaji Muhammad Uthman Jagunma has assured residents of Kwara State of a violence-free election while calling on Political Parties and Politicians, to shun provocative acts and campaigns based on issues, not insults and name-calling.
He said this during the official presentation of Cheque/Empowerment Items to indigenous traders ( Cassava flakes Garri, Maize and Sorghum who are into the production of locally made food consumption Masa, Egboo, Eko kolobo, Oka, Agbado etc) and the Presentation of Certificate of Commendation to Individuals, CSO and organisations who are has been contributing immensely to the growth and development of Ilorin Emirate, where he harped on the importance of the community development associations in ensuring a free and fair election preceded by campaigns governed by useful debates on relevant policies and programs.
Jagunma said IEYDA, has focused on the growth and development of the Ilorin Emirate which consists of 5 local governments Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Asa and Moro
He said: “We have been touching the lives of indigents positively from provision of scholarship to students, empowerment, facilitating of employment among others
We have been in existence for over a decade and our sole agenda is poverty alleviation in the nooks and crannies of the Emirate.
He urged politicians to see beyond the electioneering period
Speaking on the certificate of commendation given to individuals, organisations, community-based organisations, and foundations, the National President of IEYDA, Alhaji Babatunde Salaudeen said the event is in recognition of effort in estimable and sustainable contribution towards the growth and development of Ilorin Emirate as a whole in the year under review; 2022.
He urged the awardees not to relent on their immeasurable effort in human capital development and
The association is apolitical and will continue to be, he added
Awards were presented to Just Event Online media, Sen. Yahya Oloriegbe,
Salihu Mustapha Foundation, Gobir Foundation, and HIDS among others