Don't Fold Arms and Expect Things to Get Better, NGO Advises Youths

Don’t Fold Arms and Expect Things to Get Better, NGO Advises Youths

An NGO, a well-informed Adolescent Initiative has used the occasion of a Youth Civic Engagement Summit, organized by the Nigerian Youth Future Funds (NYFF) held in Calabar, to advise the youths in Cross River State and the Nation at large not to fold arms and be a spectator on issues of governance, instead they should demand accountability, civic participation from their leaders at all levels.

 

The summit whose main focus was to cultivate civic responsibility and empowerment among youths, especially the youths in the State, successfully formed collaboration among young leaders in the State.

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Significant issues in the areas of accountability, civic responsibility, community development, sustainable practices , civic participation and effective advocacy were tackled.

 

Participants were equipped with tangible insights and practical knowledge on how to bring changes in their Communities, which was provided by experts and facilitators among whom were Mr. Pascal Omama, who presented a document on the ‘ Nigeria We Want ‘ followed by a question and answer session involving young knowledgeable leaders in Cross River State.

 

Mrs Abigail Duke Orok, the Commissioner for Commerce in the State, urged youths to stand out and excel in their pursuits. She pointed out that civic engagement encompasses both political and non political processes, paid and unpaid activities.