Umahi, FCT Minister Donates Bags of Rice to National Youth Council

Umahi, FCT Minister Donates Bags of Rice to National Youth Council

  • Food items have been donated to the National Youth Council of Nigeria by the Ebonyi state governor, Engr Dave Umahi
  • The items were presented to officials of the council be an official of the Ebonyi state government in Abuja
  • The minister of state for the Federal Capital Territory also donated some food items to the youth council

FCT, Abuja - Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has donated 100 bags of rice, tubers of yams, and four cows to the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN.

A representative of the Ebonyi government, Dr. Nwovu Kizito, who represented Barr. Joseph Ekumankama, the state commissioner for intergovernmental affairs and Abuja liaison, presented the items to the NYCN in Abuja.

NYCN and Ebonyi officials
Ebonyi government officials and Solomon Adodo, NYCN president during the presentation in Abuja. Photo credit: NYCN
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Speaking during the presentation, Dr. Kizito stated that the Nigerian youths must make themselves useful to society and don't depend on handouts.

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He also stated that the governor is a friend of the youth and this is evident in his youth-focused programs in Ebonyi state.

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His words:

“This gesture is from the governor because of his love for the Nigerian youths and their contributions to national development.
“The governor is optimistic that Nigerian youths will continue to play vital roles in the country as they have done in the past.
“He has sent his assurances that he will continue to partner with the youths, especially the National Youth Council of Nigeria, to ensure that the issues that affect young Nigerians are addressed effectively at all times.”

Similarly, the minister of state for FCT, Hajia Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu gave the NYCN 100 bags of rice and a hundred packs of assorted condiments including noodles and spaghetti.

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The minister noted that the NYCN has been a worthy partner of the FCT administration especially on issues that have to do with mobilizing youths for positive causes and advocacy in the Nigerian capital.

NYCN celebrates Senator Akpabio in Abuja

Recall that on Friday, December 10 in Abuja, the NYCN organised a birthday lecture in honour of the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

In his welcome address at the event, the president of the NYCN, Solomon Adodo extolled the sterling qualities and leadership of Senator Akpabio, praying God to grant him health, wisdom more years of service to Nigeria and humanity at large.

He said Akpabio has brought much-needed calm and progress to the Niger Delta region and the ministry of Niger Delta affairs within a short period of time.

Niger Delta group hails Akpabio for 'cleansing the system'

In a related development, a group, Amalgamated Coalition Of Niger Delta Enlightenment and Peace Initiative, has condemned critics of Senator Akpabio.

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According to the group, those attacking the minister are unpatriotic Nigerians frustrated that the minister is cleansing the system since he came on board.

Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, the groups' convener, Comrade Friday Maduka, said the minister is a popular figure in the Niger Delta region because of his achievements.


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