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National Youth Council Inaugurate New Leadership In Anambra

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By Mokwugwo Solomon, Awka

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has, on Thursday, October 13, 2022, inaugurated 19-man executive to pilot the affairs of the council in Anambra State.

The ceremony, held at the Archbishop A.K Obiefuna Retreat Center, Awka, attracted the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Onyeka Ibezim; Commissioner for Agriculture in the state, Dr Forster Ihejiofor; Commissioner for Youths, Hon. Patrick Agha Mba; Chief Protocol Officer to the Governor/ Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Chinedu Nwoye (Glamour); Special Assistant to the Governor on Youths Development, Dr. Nelson Omenugha; National Vice President of the NYCN, Ambassador Innocent Nduanya; among others from different walks of life.

Members of the new executive include Surveyor Obi Emeka (Chairman), Com IKC Onuorah (Deputy Chairman), Maduako King (Secretary General), Chinasa Alokwe (Treasurer), Ozo Fidelis (Fin. Sec.), Barr Ebuka Nkenke (Legal Adviser), Ifeanyi Ifedigbo (PRO), Okeke Augustine (Internal Auditor), among others.

Inaugurating the new executive, the Deputy Governor, Onyeka Ibezim, who was also the chairman of the occasion, tasked the youths on productive lifestyle. He reminded the new executive that the purpose of leadership is to show example, and to unite the youths towards achieving a set goal.

“As leaders, who are elected to oversee the affairs of youths, the people under you will not believe you or believe in you unless you lead by example, and unless you structure what you do as a leader.

“Leadership, as you are aware, comes from God. Therefore, the new executive must ensure that you unite all the youths under one umbrella. Without unity, you can’t achieve anything.”

He further reminded them that Soludo’s government places high premium in youths developments, and urged them to key into government programmes and work with the state government in order to achieve lofty goals.

Commissioner for Youths in the state, Hon. Patrick Agha Mba, who commended Governor Soludo for having the interests of youths at heart, also urged the new leadership of the NYCN to partner with the state government in order to benefit maximally in all the programmes lined up for them by government.

Deputy Chief of Staff to the governor, Mr Chinedu Nwoye, also tasked the youths on productive lifestyle. He discouraged them against becoming members of secrete cults, which he said, is capable of ruining their lives and destinies, and urged them to engage in meaningful ventures in order to achieve brighter future.

National Vice President of the Council, Ambassador Innocent Nduanya (Ojeligbo), also reminded the new officers that the essence of being in power is to provide leadership, and to serve others – not to be served. He also solicited the support of the NYCN members towards the new executive.

Earlier in his valedictory speech, the outgoing chairman of the council, Com Samuel Egwuatu, congratulated the new exco, and urged them to provide good leadership to their members, and youths in general. He also urged the youths to support the new executive to achieve it’s vision; saying that providing solution to problems of youths in the society should not be left in the hands of the officers alone.

“The new executive must be seen to provide leadership that will impact positively in the lives of youths in the society,” he added.

In his acceptance speech, the chairman of NYCN in Anambra State, Surveyor Obi Emeka, thanked the Council members for the trust reposed in him and other officers; adding that their election and subsequent inauguration will challenge them to work tirelessly for the good of the Council.

Highpoints of the event were conferment of Grand Commander of the Nigerian Youths on the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim; for his immeasurable contributions towards the welfare of youths; as well as unveiling of NYCN TV Channel by the Deputy Governor.

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