Friday, 15 May 2015

Ezeemo Advices Gen. Buhari Not To Jettison Youthful Friendly Programmes

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A foremost Philanthropist and Publisher of Orient Daily Newspapers and Magazine, Mr. Godwin Ezeemo has passionately appealed to the incoming federal government to be headed by Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the country’s President-Elect not to jettison youthful oriented programmes inherited from the outgoing government.

Ezeemo, who was speaking to the youths of Southeast Geopolitical zone under the auspices of Nigeria Youth Volunteer Service (NYVS), at a press conference entitled “Nigeria South-East Youth; The Way Forward” urged the incoming administration to invest more on youth development and empowerment.

He lamented that youths have been schemed out of the socio-economic and political aspect of the country for long, and called for a caution, so as to move Nigeria forward.

Represented by Comrade Churchill Okonkwo, the 2013 Governorship Candidate of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) disclosed that he relocated most of his economic investment to Igbo land especially at rural communities to impact lives positively at the grassroot through massive employment and quality service delivery, and called on Igbos of political class, captain of industries, among other stakeholders to join force in restructuring the ethical standard and values of Igbo nation through creation of employment, trainings and empowerment of youths.

Also speaking, a promoter of African culture, Prophet Dr. Ramas Okoye Asuzu reiterated the needs for the government at all levels to formulate and initiate friendly programmes and projects that will enhance the interest and image of the youths through capacity building, value re-orientation, seminars, workshops, skill acquisition training and empowerment.

 More so, Dr. Ramas advised politicians to stop using youths as tools for violence and corruption, and rather, partner with the government, civil society groups, churches, schools, others to actualise social contract with the Nigerian Youths.

On his part, the Anambra State Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Elder Chris Eluemuno, represented by the Wing Commander (Rtd), Afam Ayika charged youths to remain focus and ever determined to achieving their visions in life.

While another guest speaker, Prof. Kunle Obidike averred that punctuality, perfect understanding and avoidance of procrastination is of great value to youth emancipation.

The outgoing Area Manager of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Awka Area Office, Mrs. Linda Egbonu, while disclosing their readiness to training and retraining of Nigerians, called on youths to imbibe the spirit of nationalism and ethical behaviour in all there endeavours.

In his words of wisdom, the Grand Patron of NYV South  East and Traditional Ruler of Nibo, HRM Eze Ugonwanne M.C Ngene, says that conditions that promote healthy youth development are supported through programmes and activities in schools and communities, as youths engaged in learning and practicing what they learnt are less likely to engage in risky or self defeating behaviours.

Earlier speaking, Hon. Ruth Okeke, the Anambra State Volunteer Superintendent, who represented other officials in the Igbo speaking states, reiterated the needs for people of the zone to look inwards and marshal out workable plans, pragmatic and realistic steps for the emancipation and engagement of leaders of tomorrow, because according to her, future posterity of nations is secured through youths.

Speaking in an interview, some of the participants at the event, Mr. Ifeanyi Animalu and Ngozi Ike, vowed to be the generation of youths free from bribery and corruption.   



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