Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on youths’ groups in the state to be focused and relevant partners with government in the provision of good governance for the people.
Ifeajika made the call when he hosted Illah Youths Association (IYA) members on Saturday in Illah, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.
He said that the meeting with the youths had become necessary as it would ensure that they and political leaders were in synergy at all times for the development of the community and the state.
The Governor’s spokesman also urged the youths to support the leaders and women in the community and Oshimili North ahead of March 6, 2021 council polls.
Ifeajika was supported at the occasion by top government functionaries from the local government area and beyond, including the Chief Whip of Delta House of Assembly, Princess Pat Ajudua; Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga and Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu.
Others included Hon. Innocent Esewezie, Oshimili North Chairmanship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the upcoming elections; Chairman, Delta State Hospitals Management Board, Dr Austin Obidi; Barr. Frank Esenwa, Dr Andy Ilabor, Chairman, PDP in Oshimili North, Chief Nduka Ogwuda.
Ifeajika said, “I am happy to say that our youths in Illah are not wasting as postulated sometime ago by a renowned academic, because I know they are very productive and I am sure that it is the same in Oshimili North and Delta North in general.
“The whole essence of today’s event is for us to gather and partner in the development of our community, going forward.
“I, therefore, appeal to you all to continue to support leaders in the community and the local government area in the interest of development.”
Addressing the people, Princess Pat Ajudua, called for more support for the governor and candidates of PDP in the MARCH 6 local government election and 2023.
“I thank God today for this wonderful gathering and I must let you know that as leaders of Oshimili North we are ready to put an end to it.