The immediate past National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, yesterday advised Nigerian youths to work towards attaining societal relevance through hard-work and perseverance.
Chief Umeh said this while answering questions from journalists at All Saints Cathedral Hall, Onitsha during the celebration of 70th year anniversary of the former state Chairman of APGA, Chief Mike Kwentoh.
Chief Umeh, who was accompanied to the ceremony with his wife stated that the celebrant, Chief Kwentoh, who he said piloted the affairs of APGA successfully in the state in the last eight years deserved commendations of the good-meaning people of the state.
The former APGA boss observed that to lead a party like APGA successfully through major court victories was not a mean feat and urged youths to remain focused and diligent in their day to day activities.
He enjoined all APGA supporters to remain faithful to the party as it was the only true identity of the people, adding that since APGA took over the mantle of leadership, the state has recorded tremendous improvement in human and infrastructural development.
In a speech at the occasion, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Political Matters, Comrade Chinedu Obidigwe admonished the good works of the celebrant, Chief Kwentoh and vowed that the present administration under Governor Obiano would continue to engage the state with people-oriented policies.
Comrade Obidigwe who was the governor’s Special Adviser on Youths Mobilisation before his present elevation, however, observed that under the present administration, skill acquisition for unemployed youths had remained a priority and urged the citizens to show appreciation by supporting the policies and programmes of the state government.
Many dignitaries attended the occasion which include, member representing Onitsha North/ South Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Linda Ikeazu, Member, Onitsha North Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Chugbo Enwezor among others.
-Ahamefule Chime, Onitsha