The Chairman, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Chief Casca Ogosu, has counselled youths in Rivers State not to indulge in any act capable of tarnishing their image before and during the forthcoming general elections.
Chief Ogosu who is also the Chairman, Board of Patrons of Rivers State Youth Federation (RSYF), handed down the advice while speaking at the end of the year’s get-together and 6th anniversary celebration of the organisation held in Port Harcourt recently.
He enjoined members of the RSYF to be good ambassadors of peace and conduct themselves in a manner that would promote peace and harmony in their communities, noting that youth have important roles to play in the development of the society while commending the leadership of the organization for its consistent effort at developing the youths of the state to become good future leaders.
In his address, the President of RSYF, Comrade Patrick Saviour, said the body since inception in 1992 had produced many ambassadors of peace who were committed to the progress and development of the state but frowned at the lukewarm attitude of some members toward the activities of the organisation.
He urged the government to pay attention to the welfare of Rivers youths by creating employment and empowerment programmes to reduce the rate of crime and other social vices, pointing out that the body was formed with the aim to bring youths together to foster peace, unity and progress.
Charging RSYF Coordinators at the local government levels to put in place programmes that would promote the activities of the organization and improve their welfare, the president said the body had mapped out a lot of activities for next year that would take them to a higher level.
By: Shedie Okpara