The Director-General, National Space Research and Development Agency, (NASRDA), Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba has advocated the need for every Nigerian youth, to pull their weight and be of assistance to the government at both individual and organizational levels, for the greatness and overall development of the nation.
He made the call today during his conferment as “Chief Doyen of Nigerian youths”, by the Nigerian Youth Organisation for Leadership and Right Activation at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
Dr. Shaba who was represented by the Head, Media and Corporate Communications of the Agency, Dr. Felix Ale, appreciated the delegation for the honour bestowed on him while also emphasizing his unwavering belief in the dynamism of the youths, adding that the youths are bedrock of development and brain box of any society.
He advised the organization to continue to uphold their values as advocates of principles against negative political vices especially now that the nation is in transitional phase where there are tendencies of young people being used as tools for violence by unscrupulous elements.
Dr Shaba however urged the organization to encourage Nigerian youths to tilt towards productive endeavours and positive roles for the betterment of human society.
The NASRDA boss assured the delegation that the Agency is willing to partner in relevant programs for societal development, saying the agency will fine-tune strategies to help support the youth-oriented organisation.
Speaking earlier, the President of the Nigerian Youth Organization for Leadership and Right Activation, Mr. Fatoyinbo Stephen, expressed delight for the warm reception by the management and staff of the Agency.
Mr Fatoyinbo who showered encomiums on the NASRDA boss said that his organisation has decided to reward excellent and well-deserving individuals and corporate bodies, who have displayed qualities of efficient service delivery for the overall development of the country.
He explained that Dr Shaba has earned himself the prestigious excellent award as “CHIEF DOYEN OF NIGERIAN YOUTH” in recognition of his selfless service to humanity and his immense contribution to nation building.
Mr. Fatoyinbo however urged the Director-General to remain a beacon of hope to the teeming youths in the fight against humanitarian crisis and anti-social vices and requested for support towards youth empowerment in the country.
The Nigerian Youth Organization for Leadership and Right Activation is an Organization that cuts across the six (6) geo-political zones in the country including FCT, and is basically the strongest and most vibrant youth organization in Nigeria with over twenty million members across the country.
Media & Corporate Communications.