The Edo State Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria has applauded Governor Godwin Obaseki for approving the inclusion of youth representatives in peace and security committees across the 18 local government areas in the State.
The commendation was contained in a communique issued at the end of State Management meeting held on Saturday, 18th November, 2023 at the Youth House, in Benin City, the Edo State Capital.
In the communique signed by Chairman, NYCN Edo State, Comrade Moses Agwinde Joseph; Chairman, Communique Drafting Committee, Comrade Courage Adaghe, and Secretary of the Drafting Committee, Comrade Blessing Igbon, the youths also commended Governor Obaseki for deployment of internet infrastructure to the Youth House.
According to them, “Stakeholders of the National Youth Council of Nigeria Edo State Chapter made up of State Executive Committee Members, LGA Coordinators, Heads of Voluntary Youth Organizations (VYOs) and Leaders held the inaugural management meeting under the present Executive Committee headed by Comrade Moses Agwinede Joseph. Management resolved as follows: Passed a vote of confidence on Comrade Moses Agwinede Joseph's led administration.
The youths, “appreciated and commended His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki for the bold and deliberate steps taken towards the actualization of promises made to the Youth Council on the occasion of 2023 International Youth Day.
According to them, the governor’s initiatives include “Ongoing electrification and connection of the Youth House to Ossiomo Power Plant to guarantee 24-hours power supply in the Youth Secretariat. Connection of Youth House to optic fibre cable to ensure 24-hours internet connection in the Youth House.”
The management of the youth council also “expressed appreciation and commended Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki for approving the National Youth Council of Nigeria Edo State Chapter LGAs Coordinators as automatic members of Peace and Security Committee of the various LGAs and also included in governance at the local government level and further commended some Local Government Areas Executive Chairmen that commenced the implementation of the Governors’ approval.”
They “commended Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki for approving subvention to the State Youth Council and its affiliate Voluntary Youth Organizations.”
The management urged youths across the State “to give 100% support to the present administration of Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki.”