Ndi Imo | Engr Francis Chukwu felicitates with Youths on International Youths Day Celebration

Engr Francis Chukwu felicitates with Youths on International Youths Day Celebration

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OCDA Media UnitAug 12, 2022
Engr Francis Chukwu felicitates with Youths on International Youths Day Celebration

The General Manager and Special Adviser to Imo state Governor on Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA), Engr Francis Chukwu has felicitated with Youths on the occasion of the celebration of this year's International Youths Day.

He made this known in a statement he personally signed and made available to Imoflash

Full Statement below


With utmost sense of dedication, humility and gladness, I Engr. Francis Chukwu on behalf of the Management and Staff of Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA), wish to join other good spirited Imolites to commemorate this year's auspicious occasion of International Youth Day (IYD).

It is germane for us to briefly go down memory lane in order to remember how the day evolved. Thus, International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by United Nations with the objective or purpose of drawing attention to a given set of Cultural and Legal Issues surrounding Youths. This very Day of the Youths, is an initiative that honours the traits of Young people and acknowledges the challenges that Youths face with the view to identifying these challenges as well as to fashion out ways to eliminate these issues.

Similarly, International Youth Day (IYD) was first organized in the year 2000 in order to recognize the input that young people make in Education, Community Development as well as Volunteering for different social projects.

As a Youth, I wish to use this medium to further appeal and admonish our Youths to be law abiding and desist from all forms of anti- social behaviours such as flagrant disregard for Constituted Authorities, drug abuse and drug trafficking which obviously trigger other social menace viz: Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Banditry, Violence, Prostitution and so on.

Expediently, may I also use this opportunity to restate that the Love that the Executive Governor of Imo State His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma has for Imo Youths is immeasurable and that is why he has appointed and is still appointing many of us in His Shared Prosperity Government. The Governor sees we the Youths as Agents of positive development and that is what has propelled him to change the age-long Maxim from "Youths are the Leaders of tomorrow, to Youths are the Leaders of today as it is glaring that under the 3R Government of His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, Imo Youths are the Leaders of today. Due to His love for the Youths, Governor Uzodimma has organized empowerment programmes a number of times for Imo Youths and more are in the pipeline.

Summarily, I wish to implore our Youths to always prioritize peace in every action and inaction because that is the only way we can get the benefits of the people oriented projects the Shared Prosperity Government of His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma is bequeathing on our State. Let us shun any form of incitement and instigation against the Government. Any patriotic Imolite or one who truly loves Imo State and wants Imo State to move forward will never incite you against the Government whether the person is in party A or B but it is only those that believe that without them in Government things won't move forward that will make such incitements. May the good Lord in His infinite mercies grant us enduring peace and grant our Governor His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma the wisdom and Grace to steer the Ship of Imo State successfully AMEN. Let love lead!!!

Engr. Francis Chukwu SA/GM, OCDA.

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