The Deputy President of Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu have hailed the youths of his Enugu West constituency over their continued support for the Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
This is also as he called for deliberate efforts aimed at mentoring the youth to prepare them for higher responsibilities in the society.
He said leaders must show exemplary leadership and accord youth the opportunity to assume positions of leadership early enough to enable them progress through the tiers of political leadership at the local, state and federal levels.
He spoke over the weekend when he received PDP youth leaders from Enugu West senatorial district who were on a courtesy at his Enugu residence.
Senator Ekweremadu who said the political leadership in Enugu West has been in the forefront of mentoring the youth for higher responsibilities by consciously positioning them in strategic positions as councilors and council chairmen, however, cautioned that their political progression depended on how well they acquitted themselves in the discharge of their responsibilities.
“We have a responsibility as leaders of today to prepare our youth to be leaders of tomorrow. Our job is to provide that crucial mentorship for them.
“We must show exemplary leadership and accord them the opportunity to assume offices of responsibility early enough to pave the way for their progression through the tiers of political leadership at the local, state and federal levels.
“In Enugu West, we have consciously fostered youth mentorship by positioning our youth as councillors and local government council chairmen to prepare them for higher responsibilities. We however, never fail to demand the best from them.
“Their progression to higher offices depends entirely on how well they acquit themselves in the discharge of their current responsibilities. You can make or mar yourselves by the measure of your performance.
“I would also take this opportunity to commend your support for our governor who has changed the narrative of governance in the state for good. We must continue to accord him all necessary support to take us to the next level,” he said.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and Oji River LG PDP youth leader, Hon. Kelechukwu Ikelegbu commended Senator Ekweremadu for what he called purposeful representation that had brought about massive infrastructural uplift of the zone as well as the appointment of youth into several positions of responsibility at the local, state and federal levels.
He also pledged the youth unalloyed support to the Deputy President of Senate in his future political aspiration and direction.
Meanwhile, Senator Ekweremadu said he was was poised to make good his intention to build a mini-stadium at Ndeaboh in Aninri LGA to boost sporting activities in the area.
He disclosed this while receiving the Aninri football team that won silver at the just 2018 Ikeoha Youth Sports Championship who were on an appreciation visit at his Enugu residence.
He said sporting facilities at the stadium when completed, would expose the sporting talents of the youth and accord them the opportunity to take up careers in sports as alternative means of livelihood.