. . . Celebrant, Nwabufor Nwankwor, Urges Youths to Rise by Lifting Others
By Mercy Hill
A Senior Special Adviser to the Governor of Anambra State on Special Services, Hon. Nwabufor Nwankwor, has urged people to adopt the attitude of rising through lifting others.
He stated this last Tuesday, when the Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Mobilization, Hon. Ossy Onuko, led a team of youth stakeholders in the state to pay him a courtesy visit at his office at Anambra State Government House in commemoration of his 44th birthday.
The birthday visit and celebration was held in honour of Nwabufor, who is an astute believer in Anambra youth development.
Speaking during the event, the SA to the Governor on Youth Mobilization, Ossy Onuko, noted that Nwabufor, had shown his philanthropic lifestyle as a youth developer through promotion of peaceful co-existence, encouragement of socio-cultural activities, as well as promotion of economic values of Anambra youths.
He further added that their visit was to appreciate him for his giant stride in youth formation and development.
For his part, the youth leader of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Anambra State Chapter, Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu, described the celebrant as a pillar of youth movement, recalling how he had contributed in improving the status quo of so many youths in the state through provision of job opportunities, skill acquisition programmes, among others.
Contributing, the youth leader, ASATU, Comrade Osita Ozalagba, noted that the celebrant possessed the attributes of a true leader and a humanitarian, just as he wished him better days on earth.
In his vote of thanks, Hon. Nwabufor Nwankwor, who expressed surprise and joy, described the gesture from the youths as first of its kind since his involvement in the youth movement.
He added that he would continue to engage the youth productively for the actualization of a better Anambra State while he advised that people should seize any given opportunity to be sources of joy to humanity.
Others who spoke to Fides in an interview, included the former president of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Anambra State Chapter, Comrade Samuel Egwuatu, and the Youth leader of the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria, Chris Okoye, commended the celebrant for his untiring efforts to make future leaders of the youth.
The Youth group leaders at the event were: SA to the Governor on Youth Mobilization, Hon. Ossy Onuko; the former President, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Anambra State Chapter, Comrade Samuel Egwuatu; the Youth Leader, Anambra State Association of Town Unions, ASATU, Comrade Osita Ozalagba; leader, Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Wing, Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu; Youth Leader Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria, CYON, Chris Okoye; Youth Leader, ASATU; the COS NYCN, Alex Osaka; SSA to the Governor on Pharmaceutical Matters, among others.