An Acceptance Speech delivered by Comrade Alonge Israel Femi on the occasion of my inauguration as the Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Kogi State chapter on this day dated 18th October, 2018.
Build the youth! Build the Nation!
Allow me to thank God Almighty for the wonderful love shown to me and the grace that has enabled us to gather here today as we celebrate our selves.
It is indeed a great honour to be elected as Chairman National Youth Council of Nigeria Kogi State Nigeria. I am deeply moved and thank you all for the confidence you have in me and shown me.
I accept the position of Chairman of NYCN Kogi State Chapter with all
humility and I am certain that with the best efforts of the state executives to work alongside with me positively and with the assistance of the local government coordinators to discharge their duties without fear or favour and wide consultation from stakeholders, I believe the council will receive a New Face.
I have found again an opportunity to serve and contribute my quarter to the development of the council.
Over the past few months, NYCN Kogi State Chapter has faced great challenges and has survived them well. I believe the challenged face has become a lesson to us today.
Any society that values the importance of her Youths will never go into extinction and it shall continue to exist. Kogi State is a state that values her youths and it shall continue to exist.
Fellow Kogi State Youths, we are the bright future of Kogi State, Nigeria and the world at large, hence grabbing our future in our hands will only be productive when we treasure the values attached in our abilities to make long lasting positive impacts in our immediate society. We are the history that will be talked about in no distant time. What we choose to write with our present will definitely be read out as our history.
We have chosen to unveil the hidden strengths and creative potentials in our youth.
The Council under my leadership as a servant – leader, is one that will unite Kogi Youths together. We are promising to run a transparent administration that will leave no single youth in the dark of not knowing what is happening in the council.
Youthfulness will only be appreciated when it comes with Usefulness by being Fruitful in virtually all facets that makes a society Worthy of its existence.
This administration have come not to oppress or intimidate anyone but to make every youth discover their hidden potentials that can be useful to our dear state and the larger global community.
We are here to promote creativities, innovative ideas, entrepreneurial skills, active participation in politics that will promote peace, progress, growth and development in our State.
Our Administration is set to be very supportive to government’s policies that will enhance growth and development in the state.
This administration of ours is one that will function from different angles. That is, we will function on an all embracing system where everyone will be able to make contributions irrespective of how small or big it will be. Since no man is an Island, we believe everyone’s contributions will go a long way in making the administration achieve Success.
We will only be ungrateful if we hide our face from the glaring fact that the Kogi State Government under the leadership of the Youthful and Useful Governor, His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello has been a benevolent governor to Kogi Youths especially as he has shown us (Youths) sense of absolute belonging to his administration as obviously displayed in his appointments of Youths occupying almost a Ninety Nine Percent of his appointees (Cabinets).
Note:In view of this, How do we give back to the new direction government?
We therefore reemphasizing that our administration is 100% in support of the new direction government because to whom much is given much is expected,
While we promise to encourage high percentage of youth’s participation in the areas of agricultural activities, entrepreneurial skills acquisition, promotion of educational activities, leadership training, creation of the council BOT in view and above all welfarism is very key. we will also crave for more creation of job opportunities for our youths as well because it will enable them to be gainfully and productively engaged.
It should be worthy of note that this administration is not to be tagged my administration as an individual rather it should be referred to as our collective administration because the Success of the administration is tired to our collective efforts.
We are open to objective criticisms because it will enable us grow well and achieve more. I appreciate every individual within the council to serve ,i love you all, the Man O war Nigeria i salute, Man O war weee oooo…
APS youth foundation and Hon. Dr.Alh. Isa Taofic , i will never disappoint you. Long list of names to be mention at the reception day .
Nothing Can be achieved and we will only be ungrateful if all glory is not returned to God Almighty. Thank you all and God Bless.
Isreal Femi Alonge.