The youngest lawmaker in Enugu State House of Assembly and member representing Ezeagu constituency who was recently appointed as a member of the Atiku Campaign Organization, Hon. Barr Chima Obieze yesterday, 21st December, 2018 hosted all the past and present Student and Youth Leaders in Enugu State for a Dinner at Nondon Hotel, New Haven Enugu to mark the end of the year.
The event which was coordinated by the Special Assistants, SAs to the Governor of Enugu State on Youths and Students affairs Comr. Ogechukwu Nnamene and Ilogebe Chidi had in attendance, the SUG president of all the tertiary institutions in Enugu State, the leaderships of National Youth Council Of Nigeria, NYCN in Enugu State, Ohaneze youth wing in Enugu State, National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS in the State and religious organizations.
The SA to the Governor on students affairs, Ilogebe Chidi said “The dinner is targeted at celebrating all the youths in Enugu State irrespective of your political affiliation for the year well spent and for fostering peace in the state”.
He wished the students of Enugu State a peaceful yuletide and charged them to be good ambassadors in the forthcoming election and make good use of the ballot as “the ballot is stronger than the bullet and the power to decide who leads them is in their hands so they should come out let us speak in one voice.”
Speaking to our correspondent, the SA to the Governor on Youth Affairs, Comr. Ogechukwu Nnamene said they are hosting all the comrades in the state to a Dinner.
On the roles the youths are expected to play in the coming election, Comr. Nnamene said “The dinner is aimed at celebrating each other for their individual efforts in maintaining peace in the state and this roles they are playing should be replicated in the coming election.
“We must express ourselves in a peaceful way without hindering the other party from doing same, while campaigning for your candidates, you do that in a peaceful disposition so that Enugu will remain peaceful” he said.
The chief host of the Dinner night, Hon. Barr. Chima Obieze enjoined the youths to maximize the opportunity tonights’ event will present by networking with other people.
He adviced the youths on how best to place their future;
“Place your future on your relationship with other people. Place your future on your future on your character because your character is your password for greatness in life and people can only recommend you for greater services of you exhibit an outstanding character and let people have absolute confidence in you.”
Hon. Obieze used the opportunity to remind the youths to continue keeping Faith with the governor as he Is a youth friendly leader. “This is the first time in the history of Enugu state that we are having an SA to the Governoron students affairs and having an SA on Youth affairs that Is truly a youth.”
The high point of the Dinner night was the movement of the motion for the youths and Students of Enugu State to endorse the governor for second term which was anchored by Hon. Obieze.
The motion was moved by the SA to the governor on Students affairs and was was seconded the SA on Youth Affairs with the National Youth Council Of Nigeria, NYCN Enugu chapter chairman, Pascal Ugwu and Ohanze youth President for Enugu State affirming the endorsement.
In his acceptance speech, the Governor of Enugu State represented by the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon. Joseph Udedi thanked the students and youths leaders and assured them that His Excellency will continue to project and protect the interest of the youths in the state.
He thanked them for this uncommon behaviour and on behalf of His Excellency accepted the endorsement by the youth Leaders in the state.