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Niger Delta Youths Inuagurate New EXCO

Posted: May 27, 2015 at 2:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Idongesit Ashameri  –  Uyo


Governor Godswill Akpabio has lauded the peaceful transition of power in the Niger Delta Youth Movement (NDYM), an umbrella body for Niger Delta youths.

Akpabio who gave the commendation at the official inauguration of the 6th National Executive Council of the body in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, said the movement is benefitting from the noble gesture of President Goodluck Jonathan who sacrificed to entrench and deepen democracy in Nigeria.

Represented by his Special Assistant on Youth Matters, Bishop Etim Ante, the Governor urged the Joe Jackson led executive committee of the youth body to be magnanimous in victory.

Earlier, Chairman of the occasion, Isantim Kenneth Okon, the Chairman of Etinan Local Government area and the Supreme Youth Leader in Akwa Ibom State, represented by Emmanuel Mbong, charged the movement to discharge their duties as responsible citizens knowing that they represent the hopes of the Niger Delta.

In his acceptance speech, the new President, Comrade Joe Jackson, urged the youths to support the incoming administration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and also thanked Jonathan for exhibiting high level of statesmanship in conceding victory peacefully.

He called on the incoming administration to build on the legacies of the President as well as allowing the Dan Abia-led NDDC board to serve out their tenure.

Others, who were inaugurated include Comrades Matthias Tamunoebi, Deputy President; Isaac Amakpo, Secretary; Nta Ani, Treasurer; Peter S. Egebi, Financial Secretary; Obodo Bartolommeo, Assistant Finnancial Secretary; Kanu Sherif, Organising Secretary; Anthony Ntukidem, Assistant. Organising Secretary; and Kenneth Toate, Assistant, among others.

Delegates from the nine Niger Delta states and representatives of various ethnic youth associations attended the event.