The diplomatic acumen of Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Crowther Seth, was put to test Saturday morning when he appealed to irate youth of Ngurore from barricading the only highway linking Adamawa State to various parts of Nigeria.
The irate youth were said to be piqued by the frequency of deaths recorded by the community due to recklessness of hit and run drivers who have been reportedly killing the people to no avail.
While on his way to Numan Saturday morning, the deputy governor met the blockage and immediately disembarked from his vehicle and met with the protesting youth.
The chief press secretary to the Deputy Governor, George Kushi who was in the entourage, told our reporter that on sighting the melee, the deputy governor stopped the convoy and met with the aggrieved youth.
“The deputy governor in a show of unprecedented diplomatic acumen sought to know the youth’s grievances.
” After hearing their concerns, he promised that the government will look into the issue and will engage with the relevant authorities to ensure surveillance in the area to prevent unnecessary carnage and death.
“He told them that the primary duty of the government is the protection of lives and properties and since it’s coming, the Fintiri led administration has paid so much premium on lives and properties of the people.
” He told the youth to always channel their grievances to the appropriate authorities and not to take laws into their hands as such will only compound the challenge adding that most times drivers refused to stop because of the fear of people taking laws into their hands,” Kushi said.