Fellow Nigerian Youth,
In great delight, we welcome all of you, our dear Nigeria Youth, to the Year 2020 and to wish you a most successful and prosperous Year ahead. It is our hope and prayer that this year will be prosperous to us than the previous ones. We, nonetheless, have cause to thank the Almighty for the successes that we recorded, individually and as a council prior now and for the gift of life.
We must make 2020 our year of hope, our year of revival and our year of renewal, both as a Council and as Nigerians. It lies within our powers to refresh and renew in words and deeds, our bonds as “ideology comrades”, leaders of today and hope of tomorrow, set the tone and an example for the rebuilding of our bonds of friendship and brotherhood across the Nigerian nation.
We believe that the coming years will be decisive regarding the core objective of NYCN. For some years, the council have been faced with many tribulations, dogged comrades and cadre has faced different assault from different quarters aiming at high jacking the leadership structure of the Youth Council for personal gains. However the leadership of the Council under the visionary leadership of Amb. Sukubo Saraigbe Sukubo is resolute and determined, as a matter of fact, we made steady progress in improving the operations of the council by being partners in progress to the government, facilitating employment, scholarships and other benefits to vast Nigeria Youth.
Our leadership in conjunction with Belemaoil Nig Ltd gave scholarship award to over one thousand Youths (1000) across the country, job opportunities were facilitated for Nigeria youths across the 109 senatorial districts of the federation, entrepreneurial empowerment funds were facilitated for hundreds of youths and quality adequate representation of Nigeria youth within and outside the country.
We will succeed in moving the council forward and correcting the ills, but only if all hands are on deck, we never had the reason to be deterred by various rebellion acts and we will never be. For this reason, we must form a team that is united, strong and acts as a single whole. Let the friendship and good hopes that bring all of us together accompany us moving forward and help us in our work and in achieving our common goals.
As part of our renewal efforts and to give hope to Nigeria Youths we have started the process of resuscitating the moribund ideologies of the Council, in line withdrawn work plan for the activities of the Council. This is in fulfilment of our electoral promise to sustain and resuscitate the core values of NYCN as the apex representatives of Nigerian Youths.
In all of these, we must not lose the sight of our core responsibility of the council as a training ground and our obligation to promote, protect and uphold the interest of Nigeria Youth and Nigerians at large. As youths, we are the conscience of the country and critical responsibility rest on our shoulders. In the further renewal of hopes of Nigerians this year, our leadership restate on our pledges to organize the council and present to you a council you can all be proud of. In succeeding days, we would announce our planned programs and activities for the year.
While appreciating the effort of President Muhammed Buhari thus far, we appeal to him to further utilize the talent and skills of Nigeria youths by creating more employment jobs and enabling environment for entrepreneurship to sail. Nigeria witness high rate of youth involvement in criminalities due to high rate of unemployment and low regards for entrepreneurial skills.
In conclusion, we must thank all our members, from the depths of our heart, for the overwhelming and thunderous support that we, the National Officers, have consistently received from you, right from the beginning of our tenure. In our moments of trials and tribulations, you have stood stoutly with, by and for us continually affirming your trust and confidence in our leadership. Your trust and confidence in the Amb Sukubo Saraigbe Sukubo led EXCO is not misplaced and will not be betrayed howsoever.
Be assured also that we have been ethical in all our doings and our vision remains intact and without blemish. We assure further that we will continue to protect and hold on to, and by God’s Grace, fulfil the mandate that you freely gave to us as the leaders of our prestigious Council. We are confident that, we will, and with your continuing support, leave the Council in a much better form and shape than we met it in 2018.
Happy New Year !!!
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Long live National Youth Council of Nigeria.
Comrade Olugbode Damola Hammed
National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN)