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NYCN Idemili North Takes Lead in ‘Dobe Anambra Ocha’ Initiative

. . . Marks Idemili North Youth Day, Honours distinguished persons

By Uchechukwu Enem

In line with the state government initiative on ‘Dobe Anambra Ocha, the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Idemili Chapter through its coordinator, Mr. Godwin Echegwo, has demonstrated her efforts in keeping Anambra State clean.

This effort was made on 24th August, 2019 during the Idemili North LGA Youth Week, which was kicked off by the Idemili North Chairman, Chief Barr. Raphael Nnabuife, who was represented by the Head of Service for Idemili North Local Government, Mrs. Oge Ezelum.

Receiving the cleaning material donated by the Nigeria Youth Council of Nigeria, Idemili North Chapter, the Idemili North Local Government Chairman, Raphael, applauded their efforts and pledged his support for them. He urged youths to always keep their environment clean and advised other council chapters to emulate such effort.

The exercise began along Ugwunasike Roundabout axis in Idemili North. It was a moment for the youths to create awareness and exercise environmental cleanliness.

In an interview with Fides, Mr. Godwin Echegwo, said that the exercise was aimed at keeping the environment clean and awakening the environmental consciousness of people. He said that the council’s primary aim was to safeguard the environment and to make it healthy for mankind. Mr Echegwo said that the effort was a way of encouraging other local government councils to key into the initiative.

It should be recalled that the second day of the event was Talent Hunt/ Film Audition in collaboration with Dominion Movie Production. At the talent hunt, the Nigeria Google Crowdsource Representative and Founder of Awka Local Guides, Uchechukwu Enem, spoke to the youths on how to dive into Google escapes and realities. She spoke on the importance of mapping their local areas and the benefits of becoming a Google Local Guides. She encouraged them to learn the free Google Digital Skills Program which will keep them abreast with ICT, digital marketing & technology.

On the Third day there was a lecture on ‘curbing the menace of cultism’, followed by grand inauguration of community wards and award presentation to some distinguished members.

The kickoff of the cleaning initiative

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