Monday, 11 June 2018


By Comr Timothy OGHENEOVO Emorhakpor. 

ASABA- The Executive Assistant/CEO (Directorate of Orientation) to Governor Okowa, Hon Barr Eugene Azuka Uzum has stated that the NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN BILL RECENTLY SIGNED BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI is a welcome development in Nigerian Politics but will be impeded the process of not PREPARING our youths to take over leadership. 

While representing to news men from the National Television Authority (NTA) Asaba , Barr Uzum noted that it is one thing to propose and pass a bill by the National Assembly while the Presidency sign it into law and another thing to implement same .

How can Someone above 75 years of age Preparing a second term in office when we have youths in their millions that are viable and ready to take the mantle of leadership Barr Uzum inquired , there in the western world America to be precise ,with their world economic power has age bracket 40-45 to years for their leadership while in Africa where economic power is minute elect Leaders that are above 70 years of age, where are they leading us to , the grave ? Barr Uzum inquired .

In America and other western world at age 30 youths are mentored for leadership but the case is different in Africa because it is as from the age of 50 that one can access leadership and this is not funny ,Barr Uzum noted adding that President Barracks Obama retired from active politics and as President of the United States at the age of 54 meanwhile at 54 in Africa one will be hustling to be chairman of a local government or a House of Assembly member or better still vying for house of representative Barr Uzum asserted.

When asked if Nigerian youths are truly ready to lead given the fact that some Nigerian youths have taken into drugs abuse /cultism and internet Scam ,Barr Uzum explained that Nigerian youths are very hard people and always blaze the trail in any walk of life they find themselves .

Looking at both the Music and Comedy industry you will agree with me that Nigerian youths especially Deltans are taking the lead Barr Uzum explained noting that if these youths are given good tutelage as well as continued sensitization and mentorship they would be the best leaders not just in Nigeria but in Africa at large .

LET'S narrow down to Delra state, you will agree with me that the Delta state Government led by His Excellency, Senator Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa understands that Delta State youths have potentials and if harnnessed will prepare them for leadership hence the creation of the Delta state Job creation office through which youths will be trained ,empowered and subjected to continuous mentoring process .

Governor Okowa in his quest to make sure that our youths are well mentored ,he created the Directorate of Orientation which has taken vigorous campaigns against drug abuse, cultism as well prostitution. The Directorate of Orientation has also taken sensitization on the need for students to be fully involved in election and electioneering process by registering for voter card to enable them to choose the leaders they desires Barr Uzum concluded.

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