At least 1500 youths in Ebonyi will participate at the post #EndSARS summit which begins on Wednesday in Abakaliki.
Eze Nwachukwu, Commissioner for Inter-Governmental Affairs told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Tuesday that 100 youths from each of the 13 local government areas of the state would participate.
Nwachukwu, who is also the Chairman, Organising Committee of the summit, said the remaining 200 participants would be chosen from youth organisations.
“We are expecting no fewer than 1500 youths in attendance in this all-important summit organised to address concerns of our youths in the aftermath of #EndSARS protest that rocked the entire nation in 2020.
He said the summit was organised by the state government in fulfilment of its promise of engaging youths through dialogue.
“The summit is also an avenue to enhance effective youth integration and for effective harnessing of their potentials which can be taken from Ebonyi to other parts of the country.
“This summit is going to be a kind of talent hunt so that we can harvest the hidden talents of our youths and that is why we emphasised that local governments should send their best to participate in the programme,’’ he said.
Nwachukwu said resource persons would address participants on professional, religious and social issues of life in one of the two segments of the programme.
“The second segment will allow participants to leverage on what they have learnt and how to use same to support national growth and development,’’ he added.
Nwachukwu appealed to would-be participants to showcase their best as the best performing ones would represent the state at the regional level and subsequently at the on-coming national youth summit. (NAN)