23 January 2011

Nigeria: Govt Plans Mentoring Session for Cross River Youths

Calabar — Cross River State government has declared to hold quarterly mentoring sessions with youths in the state to enable them realise and develop their potentials.

Governor Liyel Imoke disclosed this while being presented with T-shirt and cap by the State Youth Council in its effort of creating awareness during the ongoing voter registration exercise by INEC.

Imoke said the session which will commence next month, will avail them of experiences, opportunities and what to do to succeed in life.

Imoke assured the council of support in its bid to get its message across to all nooks and crannies of the state to sensitize the populace.

Imoke said there were numerous benefits, stressing that there was need for a strong advocacy for the exercise to attain its goals.

According to the governor, democracy has come to stay and all, including the youths, should be involved in ensuring that it is not truncated in anyway and that the ongoing exercise is one of the ways of ensuring its survival.

Leader of the Cross River State Youth Council and Personal Assistant to the Governor on Student Affairs, Mr. Hilary Bisong, while presenting the cap with the inscription, "Youths Arise and Register" to the governor, disclosed that the council was prepared to partner the state in undertaking the ongoing registration exercise to the grassroots.

Bisong commended the governor for flagging off the exercise and said the T-shirt, which had the inscription, "Your Vote is Your POWER, Register Now", was their little contribution of reminding the populace of its civic responsibility at this time.

Bisong pledged that the council will use its numerical strength as an agent of change to ensure the exercise records an impressive turn out.

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