The Nasarawa State Government has urged the youths to shun violence during and after the October 6 local government elections in the state.
Mr Yusuf Musa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, said this during a violence-free sensitisation on Wednesday in Wanna, Wamba Local Government Area of the state.
The permanent secretary said the Ministry considered it imperative to educate youths on the outcome and negative implications of violence and to ensure peaceful atmosphere during and after the exercise.
He admonished the youths to be patriotic and law-abiding and use their youthfulness to contribute to the development of the state, urging them to rise to the occasion and propagate violence-free messages.
He, therefore, appealed to traditional rulers, local government officials, youths leaders and women leaders to champion the cause by stepping down the campaign in their various domain.
The traditional rulers assured of their support in ensuring that their subjects avail themselves of the ongoing INEC e-voter registration, and also desist from engaging in violence during and after the local councils polls.
He, however, decried the attitudes of some politicians whose stock in trade was to distance themselves from such laudable project geared towards laying foundation for the future, only to surface during election to impose their will on the electorates.