By Ifeyinwa Ogwo
Awka, March 6, 2021 (MOI) Anambra State Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism, Dr Kenneth Anierobi has urged leaders of National Union of Anambra State Students (NUASS) on importance for young people to have a clear vision.
He stressed the need for them to plan for their future.
Dr Anierobi said this when he received them in his office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.
“Have a vision of what you intend to become in the future; to serve as a guide to your decisions on the right paths as well as activities for actualising your goals.
“Do not waste your time on things that will not promote your vision.’’
He urged them as leaders to, “ensure you balance your studies and political position so as not to lose out in your academic pursuits’’.
While promising the students that the Ministry would be willing to partner with Anambra students in organising cultural activities, the commissioner enjoined them to reach out to other Ministries.
He names such Ministries as the Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Ministry of Tertiary Education and Information about government programmes that might be beneficial to students.
The President of NUASS, Okwuchukwu Okonkwo, a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, thanked the commissioner for the warm reception accorded to them.
He said that their visit was to familiarise with him and as well present themselves as the new executive committee members of the union.
“Our Union recently conducted the routine election and the mantle of leadership of “Umu Akwukwo Ndi Anambra’’ fell on us.
“Annually, we organise our cultural events and this Ministry is a good avenue for us to showcase and represent our dear state with the work we do.
“Also, we believe this ministry will give indigenous students a better opportunity to showcase our talents in Arts and Cultural activities,’’ he said. The president, then, appealed to the commissioner to engage the students in any of the Ministry’s cultural activities. (MOI)