Youths in Delta state have been charged to examine and re-orientate themselves to be able to come to terms with what they want to achieve in life.
The Senior Political Adviser to the Governor of Delta state, Honourable Funkekeme Solomon, gave the charge on Monday in Asaba when the leadership of the state chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit.
Honourable Solomon said mindset change had become imperative in view of the deep involvement of most youths in social vices, as against tapping into the numerous opportunities created for them by government to be meaningfully engaged.
He maintained that youths needed to be responsible and responsive followers instead of allowing themselves to be used by unscrupulous elements to achieve selfish ends, to the detriment of their future.
The Senior POLAD noted that youths of old never had the opportunities available to youths of today, but were able to become useful in life through the dint of hardwork, the fear of God and respect for moral values which guarded them against engaging in criminal activities.
Honourable Solomon advocated a return to the days of extra curricula activities in schools to meaningfully occupy the youths and take their minds off social vices.
He said the Okowa administration would remain youth friendly and that government was appreciative of the role they played in the 2019 election and assured that steps were being taken to expand the youth development and empowerment programmes to enable more of them to benefit
The leader of the delegation and chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Delta state chapter, Comrade Kenneth Okorie, commended the Okowa administration for its youth friendly policies and programmes, with a pledge to assist in the re-orientation of youths in the state towards positive values.
Comrade Okorie, who conferred the status of ‘Youth Ambassador’ on the Senior Political Adviser, appealed to the state government to sponsor the re-orientation programmes of the body and allocate land to it to build a Youth House.