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Int. Youth Day: Embrace Skills Today, It Pays Tomorrow – Johnpaul Anih Encourages Enugu youth

… Commends Governor Ugwuanyi’s Youth Development policy

As the world marks another international Youths day with the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action” which seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels, the Special Assistant to the Governor of Enugu State on Youth Affairs Comrade Johnpaul Anih, has commended the Enugu Youth based Organizations for their resilience in demanding for good Governance.


Comrade Anih acknowledged that, there are bound to be challenges, having in mind that we can not get there with just one election cycle, he advised the Youths to remain committed to their dream.

“Let us eschew bickering, pull him down Syndrome, selfishness, it must be me syndrome and personal aggrandizement in the pursuit of Political power or in the event of being recognized”.

Ndi Enugu, “Commendation” is quite different from “praise-singing”. Let us not take the later to be “loyalty”

I commend the Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for prioritizing youth inclusion in his administration, first of it’s kind.

“The Governor deserves commendation and applause for making youth development and empowerment a top priority. This he has demonstrated through the appointment of Youths into key Government positions, the recent approval for the establishment of Enugu State Ultramodern Skills Acquisition Centre which is intended to provide Enugu Youths with the requisite Skills needed to be self reliant, creates jobs and contribute to the revenue generation base of the State.

This is a Clarion call for us to concentrate our efforts on self development through enhanced education, Skills acquisition and using same to effect the needed changes in our institutional politics which will in turn bring about probity and accountability in our public lives.

As youths, we can always make our submissions without name calling or insulting the sensibility of anyone.

It is important to verify facts and figures before dishing out any information to the public, otherwise, it becomes rabble-rousing.

As the United Nations turns 75, and with only 10 years remaining to make the 2030 Agenda a reality for all, trust in public institutions is eroding.
At the international level, against the backdrop of an increasingly polarized world, the international system of governance is currently undergoing a crisis of legitimacy and relevance.
In particular, this crisis is rooted in the need to strengthen the capacity of the international system to act in concert and implement solutions to pressing challenges and threats.

“Enabling the engagement of youth in formal political mechanisms increases the fairness of political processes by reducing democratic deficits, contributes to better and more sustainable policies, and also has symbolic importance that can further contribute to restore trust in public institutions, especially among youths.

Let us continue to advocate for the engagement of Youths by making local, national and global institutions more inclusive for the purpose of strengthening their capacity and relevance to achieve global action.

This year’s celebration seeks to put the spotlight on youth engagement”.

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