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Coalition of Anambra Youths set agenda for engagement

Awka-Coalition of all youth associations in Anambra has resolved to work with unity of purpose to enable it to fully actualise the mandate of development and inclusiveness in decision making process.

To achieve this, a committee headed by the Nigeria Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) would be set up to serve as an interface with the state Government.

This is contained in an 8-point communiqué signed by Mr Patrick Agha Mba of Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) Youths and Mr Eloka Egbunike of Greater Anambra Youth Renaissance Initiative (GAYRI) on behalf of the coalition.

The communiqué, which prescribes that every youth organisation in the state must be registered with the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy was handed over to the Commissioner, Prof Theresa Obiekezie during a symposium in Awka.

The coalition explained that the proposed committee would comprise two representatives each from the three categories of faith-based, Community groups and Voluntary associations.

It warned that on no account should any group represent the youths of the state except the committee, stressing that the next elections into NYCN and related activities must carry every youth group along.

“The committee will champion programmes that will identify, mobilise, develop and empower the youths,’’ the communiqué said.

The coalition thanked the state government for 85 per cent youth inclusion in its administration and for sponsoring the recently concluded Anambra Youth Stakeholders Connect held in Awka.

Source: Anambra State Government