Youths from the 18 local government areas of Edo State will, on Monday, June 12, 2023, play host to the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, during the inauguration of the new executives of the Edo State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN).
The inauguration is scheduled to take place at the Edo NYCN Secretariat, Akpakpava, Benin City, by 9 am prompt.
Speaking to journalists, Deputy Chairman, Edo NYCN, Johnson Matthew Ogbogho, said the inauguration which ushers in the new leadership of the youth's body, will serve as an opportunity for the state governor to meet with youths in the State.
According to him, “The new leadership of the Edo State National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) will be inaugurated on Monday, June 12, 2023, at the Council’s Secretariat in Benin City by 9 am. As part of events for the inauguration, Edo youths will be hosting the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, bringing together youths from the 18 local government areas of the State under the same roof with their performing governor and chief executive.
“Edo youths are proud to be hosting Governor Obaseki who has recorded a milestone in promoting youth participation in governance and created several opportunities for young people to realize their fullest potential through the Edojobs initiative and other programmes. As the body that has been entrusted with the responsibility of championing the interests and welfare of the youth within the state, we understand the need to sustain a constant interface between the government and youths to sustain the gains recorded in youths' development and address the challenges facing young people in the State. These are some of the reasons for organising the event.”
Reassuring the commitment of the new executives to pursue programmes to ensure inclusivity and better opportunities for youths in the State, Ogbogho noted, “We will continue to work tirelessly, in partnership with the government to foster unity, promote youth empowerment initiatives, and advocate for the socio-economic progress of our vibrant and dynamic youth community.”
Also, the body’s Public Relations Officer, Uwanogho John while hailing the governor for his sustained investment in education and vocational training for youths, said: “This is the first time Edo State is having a youth-driven governor who has in the past six years put young people at the forefront of his administration’s projects and policies.”
He further noted, “The government has executed numerous projects and pursued nuanced reforms to better the welfare and wellbeing of youths and this meeting will provide a fine platform for the government to showcase these projects and hear directly from its beneficiaries the impact of these projects on the people, especially the youth population.”