Youth Assembly of Nigeria, YAN gets new Speaker

Kehinde Theophilus, was yesterday, sworn in as Speaker of Youth Assembly of Nigeria

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Youth Assembly of Nigeria, YAN gets new Speaker
Kehinde Theophilus (middle) being sworn in


Kehinde Theophilus, was yesterday, sworn in as Speaker of Youth Assembly of Nigeria, YAN, Kogi State Chapter.


Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that Theophilus and other members of his leadership of YAN, were inaugurated in Lokoja.


In his inaugural speech, the new Speaker, promised to bridge the gap between youths in the state and government, pledging to promote unity and peace among youths in the state.


Chairman of the event, Hon. Idris Musa, commended Kogi youths for their comportment during the recent #EndSARS protests that rocked the Nation.


He called on youths to wrestle power from the older generation through approved processes.


Musa, who is the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, counselled that generational power shift cannot be attained through crisis, but by following laid down procedures for electing leaders.


"Youths are the leaders of tomorrow. We must continue to sensitize and tell ourselves the truth at all time to achieve our goals. In our bid to wrestle power from old politicians, we must be conscious of approved processes for doing so," he said.


Presenting a paper on the theme of the event, 'Towards the Revitalization of Technical Colleges in Kogi State', Engr. Husseini called for the establishment of technical colleges’ trust fund.


Husseini decried the dilapidated situation of the four Kogi State-owned technical colleges in Mopa, Idah, Ankpa and Oboroke. 


He wondered why governments spend so much on skill acquisition initiatives for graduates of tertiary institutions, while the technical colleges designed for same purpose are left to rot away.


According to him, while states like Edo and Lagos are rebuilding and modernizing technical colleges, the ones in Kogi State remain in shambles.


He called for concerted efforts by government and private sector towards revitalizing technical colleges in the state.


The immediate past Speaker of YAN in Kogi State, Amb. Obaje Mustapha Hassan, assured that the youth assembly will continue to support initiatives that will better the lot of people in the state.


Obaje who now assumes the role of YAN Ambassador in Kogi, called on the new leadership of the youth assembly to sustain the activities of the body.


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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
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