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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Youth Are Today's Leaders, We Engage Them In Governance - Obiano

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has been honored with "The Best Governor in Agriculture" award by the youths of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha. 

Gov Obiano received the award during an holy mass at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha to mark the annual archdiocesan Youth Day and Divine Mercy Sunday.

The structure of the youths organization cut across all the parishes under the Archdiocese including the ones in the diaspora.

In his address to the congregation shortly after receiving the award, the governor stated that his administration was determined with great commitment to continue diversification of the economy through  investment in agriculture as a veritable socio-economic platform to boost the economy of the state and as the quickest means of creating meaningful employment opportunities for unemployed teaming youths in the state,He described the youths as today's leaders as well as future, leaders, that is why his administration has engaged good number of them as member of his cabinet, because youths are creative ,innovative and they have enduring zeal, hard working ,energetic and very much committed in delivering any assignment scheduled to them.

According to him, his major pillars were geared towards improving the standard of living of the youths and promoting activities that will make the economy robust for all stakeholders, including the youths.

Gov Obiano urged the youths to tap into available opportunities the state has created in the Agriculture sector, the skills acquisition programme and the loan facilities it has availed through the Anambra State Small Business Agency(ASBA) to give expression to their positive ambitions.

He thanked the youths for their kind gesture and love which they exhibited to him through the award. The governor also acknowledged that the honour will motivate him to relentlessly continue discharging his duties and responsibilities for the common good of Ndi Anambra.

In his homily, the Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev Dr Valerian Okeke urged youths to shun all forms of social vices and learn to deploy their strength to positive ventures that would add value to the society.

By Kingsley Ezekwelu

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