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Onitsha North Chapter of NYCN Celebrates 2023 World Youth Day

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The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Onitsha North Chapter, marked the 2023 World Youth Day in a vibrant celebration that emphasized sustainable living and the importance of green skills.

The event, held on Saturday saw the enthusiastic participation of Governor Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, as well as several esteemed government dignitaries.

Aligned with the global theme of “Green Skills for Youths: Towards a Sustainable World,” the event kicked off with an energetic full-body exercise with Governor Chukwuma Soludo. Joining him were notable figures including the First Lady, Dr. Nonye Soludo, Deputy Governor Dr. Onyeka Ibezim, and Commissioner for Youth Development Hon. Patrick Agha Mba, among other government representatives.
World Youth DayThe celebration served as a platform to underscore the significance of embracing a sustainable and climate-friendly world.

According to the statement by Comr. Michael Okonkwo, the Public Relations Officer of the NYCN of Onitsha North, “The planet is undergoing a vital green transition, a shift that holds not only the key to combatting the global climate crisis but also to realizing the objectives outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

“Green Skills,” as elucidated in the statement, encompass a spectrum of knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes required to thrive in, contribute to, and endorse a resource-efficient society.
World Youth DayComr. Okonkwo charged the Youth to steer away from destructive activities such as drug abuse and criminal behaviour, and to instead channel their energy towards productivity and the betterment of society.

He also emphasized the potential of the youth in shaping a sustainable future.

“As vibrant and advantageous youths, we have a responsibility to not only abstain from harmful behaviors but also to actively engage in endeavors that positively impact our society,” he stressed.

This year’s World Youth Day celebration served as a beacon of inspiration for the youth, fostering a renewed sense of commitment towards a greener and more sustainable future. Promoting a generation that is both ecologically conscious and socially responsible.

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