Thursday, 14 May 2020

"Let's be the Change Agents the world needs", Ndifon charges C'River Youths

Comrade Victor Ndifon speaking to Cross River state Youths

The Secretary, National Youth Council of Nigeria, in Cross River State, Mr. Victor Ndifon has charged Cross River State youths to present themselves as Change agents that will be instrumental to thing solutions that will abridge the effect of COVID-19 during the post COVID-19 era.

Ndifon said this while speaking to an extraction of Cross River State Youths in Abia, a remote village in Etung LGA where he was a facilitator in a Youth event hosted by Responsive Youths Movement the noted that youths are change agents that are capable of leading the fight against COVID-19 and also taking proactive measures to proffer solutions as the world prepares for the Post COVID-19 era. 

Ndifon, who is also a front line contender for the office of state chairman of NYCN  expressed his commitment to youth involvement in development, stating that the COVID-19 experience has opened up the nation's weak system.
"I am genuinely interested in Youth involvement and contributions to development and we are in a time where the world is shaking and economies have crumbled. This COVID-19 era has opened up to us what I call, systemic failures at all levels. And I know as young people it is our responsibility to change the narrative, and we are going to start it by the grace of God in the Youth Council." He said. 

He further explained that, "What we do to transform things is the little things we do in the classroom, in the church, on the road. These little things are what we as young persons can use to change things in our communities, in politics, in the development sector etc." 

The Workshop which was put together by Responsive Youth Movement was aimed at enlightening young people to understand the effect of COVID-19, and how they can contribute their quota to developmental measures of living in the post Covid 19 era. 

Participants listening with rapt attention

The Director General of the movement, Ejeh Peter said there was great need for young persons in remote villages to have good understanding of the ravaging COVID-19 and its effects so they can make informed decisions going forward. 

In attendance were the Local Government Coordinator of Etung Youth Council, Ogar John, a one time Coordinator of Etung Youth Council Mr. Collins Akim, past and current presidents and leaders of Youths/student associations of Etung extractions all graced the event in their numbers.