Former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Dr Dozie Ikedife and member representing Nnewi North/South/Ihiala Federal Constituency, Hon Chris Azubogu have called on Nigerian youths to be proactive and ready to take their destinies into their hands by subjecting themselves for mentorship.
Ikedife disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerian youths were lazy, but called on them to aspire for leadership positions in the society, rather than waste their times on frivolities.
He made the call at his country home, Nnewi, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Tuesday during a round-table with stakeholders and official recognition of the Board of Trustees of, Centre for Strategic Leadership and Youth Orientation (CENSTLEYO) a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
The meeting, aimed at calming youth restiveness and frustration across the country, was sponsored by a philanthropist and former governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Anambra state, Johnbosco Onuchukwu.
The elder statesman argued that it was only through mentorship that good morals and values would be transmitted from one generation to another, describing those who hoard knowledge as endangering the future of the upcoming generation.
Azubuogu, the guest speaker, said the problems facing youths in the country needed a concerted efforts and strategic approach to ameliorate, adding that all hands must be on deck to chart a new course for youths.
Felix Imah, the initiator of CENSTLEYO, said the NGO was formed for youth empowerment through advocacy programmes, capacity building, skills acquisition and awareness creation, adding that the group had empowered many youths in the state.