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Int’l Youth Day 2022: Chief Onoja Bags African Youth Role Model Prize

The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Chief (Dr) Edward Onoja, has bagged the African Youth Role Model Prize 2022 for his contributions to Youth Empowerment and development over the years.

Chief Onoja, represented by the State Deputy Chief of Staff, Hon. Sunday Faleke, received the prestigious Award at the African Youth Resource Centre’s National Youth Stakeholders Forum held at Rockview Hotel Royale, Abuja, on Friday.

Reacting, Chief Onoja appreciated the AYRC for the Award, saying it was a greater honor to be placed in such distinguished ranks as those of the past and current Awardees, whom, according to him, are people of proven integrity and impact, having ameliorated the plights of the youths in varied ways.

He specially thanked his Principal, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for inspiring a brand of Leadership which prioritizes youths as leaders of yesterday, leaders of today, and leaders of tomorrow.

“This Award is therefore a testimony and confirmation that Kogi State is on the right path to prosperity. The future we envisage can only be made possible with the full participation of the youths.

“On this note, I dedicate this prestigious Award to the Governor of Kogi State and the ever-supportive Youth of my dear State.

“I want to thank you once again for the honor. We will continue to do more,” he said.

The event themed: “Positive Youth Engagement, towards Peaceful General Elections in Nigeria,” was in commemoration of the 2022 International Youth Day with speakers saying Chief Onoja bears the charisma and commitment to championing youth development and advancement in Nigeria.

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