The chairman of the South-East Governors’ forum and Ebonyi state Governor, chief David Umahi yesterday tasked youths of the place to Change their minds from pursuing what according to him is ‘a Useless agitation’.
Umahi, who made this known on the grand finale of the 2021 version of school sports competition for primary and Secondary colleges within the country, which came about on the Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium Abakaliki, stated it was better to stay in a single Nigeria.
according to him: “We need to redirect the minds of our youths into tough work, into believing in themselves, and believing that whatever conditions they have got found themselves, they can flip the situation round for their benefit. that is the agitation that we desire.
“even though we are financially challenged, however we need these sporting activities to upturn the minds of Youths from useless and mindless agitations. The actual agitation that we desire, is to secure the future of our children; and that is what our government is doing.”
He, however, advised youths of the state now not to engage in criminality in the guise of agitation.
“those our fathers that witnessed the civil battle, they've unhappy stories to tell us and then our prayers, we say, may that not happen in our land once more in Jesus call,” he said.
Umahi congratulated the winning groups for their resilience and announced that any other model of the competition would resume in November this yr to permit the nation to harness budding abilities in sports activities.
“i'm so excited with what we are seeing, and this comfort is in all honesty wanted by us, our children they've thrilled us, this feat shall be repeated in November, it shall be greater sturdy.
“within the complete of November, we will be celebrating the grace of God upon our administration, the fulfillment of our Governance and the people of Ebonyi state,” he said.
He also announced the commencement of Dave Umahi Tertiary group games across the Tertiary institutions in the state as a manner of discouraging the youths from indulging in Useless agitation.
The governor also revealed his preparedness to employ 3000 civil servants and empowerment of 3000 Ebonyians earlier than the expiration of his administration.
“in the months ahead, we're going to employ 3,000 civil servants; we're going to empower 3,000 people. we are de-emphasizing appointments,” he stated.