The member Representing Bende South state constituency and House committee chairman for sports and youth development, Hon Emmanuel Ndubuisi has appreciated Governor Ikpeazu for entrusting the youths with positions of trust in his administration.
Hon Ndubuisi in the same vein lauded the speaker of Abia State House of Assembly for pursuing and promoting youth friendly Legislations.
This is contained in his speech during the inauguration of the caretaker committee executives of 8 local government areas of the National Youth Council of Nigeria.
Read full text of his speech:
TH LEADERS FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
The youths have a special and important role to play in the society. The youths are the Leaders of today and tomorrow because other youths look up to you for affluence and accountability.
Today, you are leaders of the youths of Abia State. I prefer to call you the catalyst for positive influence in our society. To whom much is given, much is also expected.
Leadership comes with huge responsibility. Your attitude towards the leadership in which you been honoured today will determine your progress and success in life. As youth leaders, you have to take the bull by the horn. Stand up for Equity, Justices, Accountability and Transparency in all you do. Take responsibility of your new roles and change the status quo and write your own narratives on the sand of times because time wait for nobody.
Engaging Youths Leaders for sustainable peace and development requires the involvement of all the youth in our society at large
The youth leaders must have a personal development plans and manifesto “You can take a horse to the river but you can’t force it to drink water”.
You are all youth influencers now and as a youth influencer, you can’t give what you don’t have. You must prepare yourself to take advantage of opportunities through:
Educational and vocational trainings and seminars and you must have what it takes to a good leader.
The societal leaders have a responsibility to provide a good enabling environment for the youths to maximize their potentials and creativity by providing affordable access to;
✓ Good Education
✓ vocational training,
✓ youth leadership training,
✓ job opportunities, youth empowerment,
✓ appointments into government positions and any activities that the youth leaders can leverage on to influence other youths across board.
I wish to thank our amiable Governor, His excellency, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu for his support and encouragement for the youths of Abia state by appointing them to positions of huge responsibility in his administration. The governor has consecutively appointed youths into various positions and as commissioners in the state.
I also wish to thank my boss, an astute public servant and youth friendly speaker of Abia state house of assembly Engr. Chinedum Orji ( Ikuku Oma Abia) for his youth inclusiveness, love for the youths and also his promotion of youth friendly legislation in the Abia state house of assembly.
We believe that youths, particularly the Abia youths ( with the support of government) have the capability to enforce great positive change in our communities through their critical thinking and vibrancy. You have a great part to play, to enable the government achieve its plans and objectives for the youths of abia state.
In conclusion, with adequate commitment and resources, the national youth council are capable of making and enforcing a landmark change in our communities, society and the nation at large thereby making this world a better place for the present generation and even for the future generations.
Youth leadership is the new normal, it begins now!!
Thanks and God bless you
Hon. Emmanuel Chinedu Ndubuisi
Member representing Bende south constituency and chairman house
Committee for sports and youths development.
Abia state house of assembly.