About 10 years after its last convention in Abuja, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has held another convention, where a new leadership emerged.
The unity convention which lasted for six days in Gombe State, ended on Tuesday with the election of Comrade Bello Bala Shagari from Sokoto state as the National President.
The congress had, during a business session prior to the election passed a resolution for the expulsion of the immediate past President, Comrade Murtala Muhammad and also barred him from being recognised as former President of the Council.
Muhammad was alleged to have written to the Ministry of Sports and Youths Development, extending his tenure as caretaker committee chairman by four years, the position, the Minister, Barr. Solomon Dalung, the Board of Trustees were said to have frowned at.
The congress also adopted the Board of Trustees (BoT) of NYCN under the leadership of Dr Dickson Akoh and its Advisory Council led by Hon. Ben Duntoye.