• Confers award on Tinubu, other deserving Nigerians
‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Daily Courier – A non governmental organization, Intellectual Elite Youth Association of Nigeria (IEYAN) has challenged youths and women to embrace a country geared towards a new direction for the collective good of all.
This was the submission of all the dignitaries at the summit which held at the National Centre for Women Development in Abuja on May 7, 2022.
The honourable minister of state for education, Dr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the chairman of the occasion was represented by Dr Adewale Adenaike, cited the collapse of positive value system among youths and women as the bane of the dire situation in the country.
He reeled out the minister’s passionate quest to reinvent the educational sector in Nigeria. Adenaike said, “I know how the honourable minister of state for education goes from one state to the other to ensure the schools operate at high standards but the home will have to do their own part if we want to change the paradigm.”
The keynote address was presented by the presidential aspirant of Action Democratic Congress (ADC) and former deputy governor of central bank of Nigeria, Prof Kingsley Moghalu.
Moghalu used the occasion to present what he termed the four core attributes of whoever will become the president of Nigeria in 2023. They include: National development, national security, national economy and national unity.
He challenged youths and women who constitute the majority of the voting population in Nigeria to desist from voting money bags and vision-less politicians for the new direction the country seeks to become a reality.
The climax of the occasion was the conferment of awards on the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other deserving Nigerians who had impacted youths and women in meaningful ways.
The conference also witnessed the launching of endowment fund, according to the national president of IEYAN, Hon Balogun Abiodun Azeez will be used to construct a youth empowerment centre.
Some of the guests at the occasion include representatives of the honourable minister of humanitarian affairs, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq; former first lady of Lagos, Senator Oluremi Tinubu; APC national women leader, Beta Edu; federal and state parliamentarians and other youth organizations.