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Ololo tasks youths on self-sustenance 

Hon Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (m) flanked by members of Ohaneze Ndigbo Youths Imo State, when the group paid her a courtesy call in her office.

…As Ohaneze Ndigbo holds summit, Nov. 11
Imo State Deputy Chief of Staff, Hon Mrs. Ogechi Ololo has charged Nigerian youths to shun vices and channel their strength on ideas that will make them succeed in life.
Ololo was speaking weekend, when the leadership of the youth wing of Ohaneze Ndigbo paid her a courtesy call in her office.
The Deputy Chief of Staff described as appalling the excesses of most youths in the name of youthful exuberance, noting that such acts make them to be considered as thugs who have no value in the society.
She urged Nigerian youths to be resolute and device better means to make ends meet, rather than depend on other people for pecuniary gifts and favours.
Ololo expressed satisfaction that the group is holding its summit soon and urged them to use the opportunity to impact positively on youths.
She recalled the role of Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha in uniting Ohaneze Ndigbo.
“His Excellency is a man who has united Ohaneze, you all can bear witness to that. He played a very crucial role in the unity of Ohaneze and he is building Ohaneze Center in Enugu. He is a man that we cannot talk about Ohaneze without mentioning his name. He will support you.”
Earlier, the youth leader, Egbechue Kingsley noted that the visit was in view of their forthcoming summit slated for November 11.
He said that participation in the summit is targeted at youth leaders and delegates from various institutions and youth organizations in the state and however, solicited for her support in some areas.
Lending his voice, the Deputy Youth Leader and Local Organizing Committee Chairman, Oparandudu Eustace hinted that the aim of the summit is primarily to sensitize Imo State youths on the values and ideals of the need to restructure the country in consonance with the worldview of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide and the Southeast Governor’s Forum.
Oparandudu informed that Hon Ololo has been chosen to deliver the keynote address. “The Guest Speaker is Prof Chinedu Nwajiuba of Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, while the Archbishop of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, AJV Obinna will declare the summit open with an address. Governor Rochas Okorocha is the Chief Host and President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo John Nnia Nwodo will also be in attendance.”

ABOUT 700 AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARIANS STORM IMO STATE FOR CPA CONFERENCE

Owerri the capital city of Imo was agog as the Common Wealth Parliamentary Association, CAP, African Region begins 48 section of their Conference in the state with about 700 parliamentarians from various African countries in attendance.
Declaring the event open, the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, called for regional integration and strengthening of democracy in Africa.
He admonished the parliamentarians to work together for the development of Africa, stating that implementation of programs and policies have always been the major challenge toward developmental agendas in African region. He also urged the parliamentarians to work together with focus and unity of purpose.
Prof Osibanjo said the event presents a veritable platform for a critical reflection and urged the leaders to queue into the vision and agenda for African master plan that will develop a peaceful and secured African continent good enough to be a true global player in all sectors.
in his speech, the Imo State Governor, Owelle Anayo Okorocha, expressed dismay that the story of Africa has been that of pity, poverty, lack and want and viewed by the world as so. He said there is need to reverse the ugly trend in the interest and betterment of future generations of the continent.
Governor Okorocha, stressed the need for sound and quality education for Africans, adding that if education is available within the reach of an average African, it will improve the socio, political and economic land scape of the continent.
Speaking with conviction, he said `there is nothing wrong with Africans, but there may be something wrong with their attitude and the way they do things`.
The Governor called for a new approach to leadership that will make total impact and cause Africans to sing a new song.
In his key note address, the Chairman of CPA and Speaker Imo State House of Assembly Rt Hon. Acho Ihim, expressed optimism that it is a new era for Africa and promised that the conference will have direct impact on the continent.

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