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Forum of NYCN state chairmen elects Ojoko as chair

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The Forum of the 36 States’ Chairmen of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has elected Idris Ojoko as Chairman to steer the affairs of the forum in the next couple of years.

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Mr Ojoko, who made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that the elections took place in Kula in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers.

According to Mr Ojoko, who doubles as the Chairman of Nasarawa State Chapter of NYCN, the election was conducted in the presence of the representative of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, security Agents and Special Observers.

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He disclosed that other elected officials of the forum include, Godwin Emeji of Ebonyi as Vice Chairman, Abdul’Azeez Ismail of Osun as Secretary, Abdullahi Zannah of Yobe as Financial Secretary and Bani Samuel of Rivers as Public Relations Officer.

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According to the Statement, the officials who emerged winners in the election were inaugurated immediately to start work.

Mr Ojoko, who pledged to run an all-inclusive government, reiterated his commitment to consolidate the activities, programmes and policies of the 36 States’ Chapters of NYCN to move the council forward.

The new NYCN President called for the support and cooperation of all States’ Chairmen to enable him to succeed in transforming the council to ensure that Nigerian youths contribute immensely to national development.

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