Justice Nyesom-Wike calls for the empowerment of youths

The Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike has called for the regular engagement of youths as a means of making them more productive  citizens.
Speaking during a workshop  organised by Chevening Scholarship and British Council in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Justice Nyesom-Wike said that investments in education  of youths will empower them to contribute  to societal development.
She said: “I have a lot of faith in the youth.  We are talking  of transforming Nigeria, that is the way we should go. My hope is  that we should reach out to younger people, especially those who are in school.
“An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. We have a non governmental organisation, RivEthics , which moulds  the behaviour  of our youths to make them better citizens.
She regretted that most adults are not leading  lives that will serve as good examples  to youths.
The Rivers Governor’s Wife noted that RivEthics  will outlive her stay in office because the objectives of the organisation  are aimed at constant development of the state.
On the Chevening Scholarship, she expressed gratitude to the British Council for the opportunity  of benefiting from   the scholarship which made her a better  person.
“The opportunity the scholarship  gave me has strengthened my personality. It made me to become a more focused and determined person.
” This boosted my self confidence and my self esteem. With that exposure, I became a better person”, Justice Nyesom-Wike said.
She urged more Rivers youths to apply to become Chevening Scholars, as knowledge gained would help in the development of Rivers State and Nigeria.
The Wife of the Rivers State Governor urged more women to take advantage of the Chevening Scholarship.
In an address, Jibikeoluwa Faborode said the Chevening Scholarship has positive impact on the society, hence more Nigerians should work towards it.


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