The Information Communications Technology, ICT initiative of the Surveyor Obi Emeka Chukwudi-led Anambra Chapter of the National Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN, is already gaining the buy-in of notable Anambra stakeholders.
The latest of such endorsements was achieved when recently, Surveyor Obi led members of the Council on a solidarity and appreciation visit to a known philanthropist, astute businessman and security expert, 𝗢𝘇𝗼 𝗝𝗲𝗳𝗳 𝗘𝘇𝗲𝗰𝗵𝘂𝗸𝘄𝘂 𝗡𝘄𝗲𝗸𝗲 (ᴏᴢᴏ-ᴢᴜʀᴜ-ᴇᴢᴜ) in his office on Awka.
The visit is one of the efforts of the State Council of the NYCN at getting stakeholders to understand the new direction of the Council in the state so as to elicit their support and partnership towards securing a new lease of life for Anambra youths.
In his remarks, the State Chairman of the NYCN in Anambra, Surveyor Obi, who went on the visit 𝖺𝗅𝗈𝗇𝗀𝗌𝗂𝖽𝖾 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖲𝗍𝖺𝗍𝖾 𝖤𝗑𝖾𝖼𝗎𝗍𝗂𝗏𝖾𝗌, 𝖫ocal Government 𝖢𝗈𝗈𝗋𝖽𝗂𝗇𝖺𝗍𝗈𝗋𝗌 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖣𝗂𝗋𝖾𝖼𝗍𝗈𝗋𝗌 of Directorates explained that the crux of the visit was to appreciate their host for his numerous youth empowerment programmes, scholarship schemes as well as his acclaimed security services.
He said; “This visit was because Anambra youths have identified you as a pillar of support and in recognition of the numerous strides you have taken in the direction of youth empowerment especially as it concerns providing scholarships for indigent youths.
“It is not disputable also that through your security initiative, you have provided employment to many while contributing significantly towards the reduction of crime and criminality in our society.”
Obi went further to intimate their host of the various programmes lined up by his administration, for improving the welfare of youths in the state and creating the opportunity for their abilities to find expression.
Some of these initiatives he noted are in the areas of ICT, Agriculture, governance, among others.
“My administration has a well- thought out plan for what we want to achieve during our stay in office and gradually we are unveiling them.
“We have our ICT drive where the Council will on the 19th of this month, be unveiling the 20 sets of desktop computers I donated to it for the training of our young people on ICT. This initiative is so dear to me that I did not have to wait for people to come to our rescue but I took the bold step to procure those accessories.
“And it is in that light that we seek your support and partnership to ensure that we reach the entire length and breadth of our state with this ICT training.
“In the area of Agriculture, we are already partnering with FADAMA and the state Ministry of Agriculture, to provide access for our youths to farming tools and implements to enable them boost their agro-activities.
“This is quite expeditious at this time when oil revenue is fast dwindling and the nation is in dire of an alternative foreign exchange earner. If our youths are supported to boost their produce, they have the chance of becoming exporters of agric produce and by so doing, start earning foreign exchange.
“Also, in the area of governance, while we clamor for more inclusion in government, we are already providing that platform for our youths to acquaint themselves with administrative prowess through our various directorates.
“It is on record that I have appointed many directors who are assisting us man our various directorates and together, we will have the required synergy to achieve our vision across the various set goals.
“In this wise, we want to commend the Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo for appointing many youths into his cabinet and also to head the various LGAs in Transition Chairmen capacity.
“This is a good step and we call for more,” the Anambra NYCN boss appealed.
Responding, Ozo Jeff welcomed and thanked the 𝗡𝗬𝗖𝗡 State Executives for the impactful visit, commending the NYCN leadership in the state for what it is already doing.
Ozor Jeff, who is the Chairman of a private Security firm, Blueshield Security Company, spoke on security issues in the state, urging the youths to take up the responsibility to stop criminality in the state.
While announcing the donation of a whooping sum of one million naira to support the Council’s initiatives, Ozo Jeff also granted and approved other areas of partnership and collaboration.
“To show you that I am in total support of your agenda, I will send my security service guardsmen, in any of your programs and activities, as a solidarity support to encourage our positive engagements,” he added.
In a vote of thanks, the 𝗡𝗬𝗖𝗡 Vice Chairman South, Comr Nnadi Kingsely expressed the Council’s heartfelt gratitude to their host for his hospitality and lent his voice to the need for stronger collaboration.
Highpoint of the visit was presentation of Souvenir to Ozo Jeff in appreciation for his numerous contributions in the development and empowerment of Anambra Youths, on behalf of the State Executives by 𝗡𝗬𝗖𝗡 Secretary General, Comr. Maduakor Kings.