Enugu youths has urged the Governor of the state, his excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to consider them in his Appointment; as he is set to appoint his Executive Council for the next four years.
This was contained in a Communique read by Comr. Paschal Ugwu, the State Chairman of National Youth Council of Nigeria at the Enugu State Joint Youth Press Conference Which Was held on 7th August 2019.
“The youths and students of Enugu State from different organizations, local governments and tertiary institutions in Enugu State who are making impact in all spheres of life endeavors wish to use this medium to congratulate the Executive Governor Of Enugu State (Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi) on his inauguration as the Governor Of Enugu State For the second time. As we pray for more wisdom for him to deliver the mandate for (Ndi) Enugu.”- Comr. Paschal Ugwu
The youths listed the following issues for the governor in the communiqué as read by their leader while urging him to consider them in his cabinet;
On The Security Challenges:
The Youths and the Student Communities in Enugu State want to use this medium to commend the State Governor for his pro- activeness for the fight against insecurity over the years.
The approval of the foreign Gas in all the local Government Areas of Enugu State, is A Commendable Effort. Hence we promise to support in anyway we can in the fight against insecurity in Enugu State.
On The Appointment of Cabinet and other appointments, we wish to thank His Excellency on his Reassurance to run a Youth Inclusive Governance.
It is on record that young people played lead roles in the just concluded election.
Independent Electorate Commission, INEC, reports revealed that out of One Million Four Hundred And Twenty – nine Thousand Two hundred and twenty One voters in Enugu State, Persons within the age bracket of 18-35 years recorded Nine Hundred And Eighty Thousand eight hundred and seventy votes which represents 80% percent of the total registered voters. He noted.
Reacting to a media question on the percentage of appointment that is ideal for the youths, Ugwu noted that 40% of the appointment if given to the youths would not be bad.
In his words, “It is Against this backdrop that we the Enugu State Youths Humbly appeal that as consultation and considerations are ongoing, we appeal that his Excellency should consider us for appointments as he goes about making his appointments in relevant positions”. Ugwu appealed
Closing up his speech,Ugwu thanked the Governor For Consulting stake holders in the seventeen local government of the state and as well plead with the him yo always involve the youths in the decision making process of the state.
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Ugwu also noted that there are vibrant youths and students in Enugu State who are competent with the technical Know How to deliver his mandate for (Ndi) Enugu.
Recall, in his inauguration speech, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi promised that this Government is going to be the government of the youths and for the youths.
” We know you are a promise keeping Governor and we know in due time, you are going to appoint young persons and the student’s bodies who have the competence and character to deliver in your mandate”. the communiqué read in full.
In Attendance at the Press Conference were:
NYCN EXECUTIVE MEMBERS
OHANEZE YOUTH WING
NKANU YOUTH COUNCIL
NSUKKA YOUTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
ENUGU WEST YOUTH ASSEMBLY.
NANS ENUGU STATE
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