Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, state, has pledged to uphold the tenets of social contract entered with the generality of the youths in the state.
He made this pledge during the end of the year 2018 get-together with the youths of Uyo senatorial district at the Christ the King Primary School ground, Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo.
Accompanied by Onofiok Luke, speaker of the state house of assembly, and Paul Ekpo, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, said the social contract would not deviate from the provision of basic necessities of daily living and the promotion of indices of sustainable development in the state.
He indicated that the desire of the youth for proper participation in governance would be enhanced by the appointment of more youths in positions of leadership and encouragement of improvements in skill training, adding that the ongoing industrialization programme would open more opportunities in private sector partnership of training the youths within and abroad.
Emmanuel said the investments of his administration in agricultural revolution are major steps to tackling food shortage in sustaining the primary purpose of feeding families, hoping that youth groups would continue to demonstrate expected peaceful situation in the state.
The get-together, which also took place at Eket and Ikot Ekpene senatorial districts, was attended by state and national legislators, commissioners, special advisers and a cross section of youth leaders in the state.