Youths in Bayelsa State have commended the national leadership of the Niger Delta Youth Organization, NDYO, following a successful state tour held at Lucky’s hotel, Akenfa 3, Yenagoa, the state capital.
The youths who could not hold back their excitement, took turn to express their satisfaction with the visitors during the event last weekend, which they described as timely and life changing.
The NDYO national leadership team stormed Bayelsa last Saturday, September 25, to reiterate its commitment towards the liberation of youths of the Niger Delta from poverty, unemployment, political servitude, negligence, deprivation and total suffering in the hands of oppressive leaders through training of members on skills acquisition as well as creating awareness on participation in politics.
Some dignitaries present at the event includes, board of trustee member, Mr. Tokoni Ikon, the national president, Mr. Otobong Sunday, BOT/national secretary general, Hon Barr Ben Okung, national treasurer, Mr. Stample Prosper, national director of protocol, Mr. Sampson Endy, national director of Mobility, Mr. Philip Innocent, NDYO Cross River State coordinator, Mr. Loveday, and the host, Bayelsa State coordinator, Mr. Philip Lazarus among several others.
Highlights of the event include a football match in honour of the founder and governing council chairman of NDYO, Hon. Vivian Amaran, musical performance, comedy, presentation of gift items such as new Android phones to deserving members for their dedication and commitment, unveiling and dedication of NDYO T-shirts and caps, inauguration of the Bayelsa State executive council of the organisation amongst other activities.
Speaking with TNN during the event, the state coordinator, Mr. Philip Akpotunimibofa Lazarus said, “I wholeheartedly appreciate the founder, national president and BOT members of this great organization, NDYO for giving hope to the youths of the Niger Delta region, I also want to use this medium to encourage Niger Delta youths to join this train.
“The mission of this movement is to mobilize, train, and engage millions of youths in the Niger Delta into positive thinking on their rights through peace, support for good governance and unity.”
Mr. Lazarus further hailed the efforts of members of NDYO, Bayelsa State chapter, even as he urged them to do more.