Emman Ekon Pledges Continuous Support To Youths…Receives Youth Council Award


The member representing Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Emmanuel Ekon has reinstated his continuous support to the youths through capacity building and empowerment.
The lawmaker made this pledge recently when he was honored by the National Leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria(NYCN) in his office in Abuja with an Award of Excellence in recognition of his contributions to youth development.
In his words “On my own part, I will continue to be supportive to the youths. I will continue to do my very best to ensure that we create that enabling environment for our youths to thrive. Once again thank you very much for this award”.
While making reference to the NotTooYoungToRun Bill by the National Assembly, the Parliamentarian noted that it was time the youths take their rightful place towards moving the country forward. “This is the time for the youths to take their rightful place and see what they can do to move the country forward” he said.
Earlier in his remarks, the Deputy National Vice President of National Youth Council of Nigeria stated that Mr. Emmanuel Ekon has challenged the norm, beaten the odds and soared above boundaries in his efforts at youth development citing the training of over 400 youths on oil and gas sector; training of over 4000 youths on ICT; training and empowerment of over 550 youths on small and medium scale entrepreneur; ongoing construction of a mega youth development center in Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika federal constituency and securing of jobs in federal, state and multinational agencies for the youths, a feat the National Youth Council sees as uncommon. He tasked the lawmaker not to relent on his oars, but continue to strive to deliver the dividends of democracy to his Constituency and the country at large.