By Bezi Ighotegwolor, Udu
History was made on the 1st of December,2019 in Warri as the Urhoo youths council(UYC) world wide inaugurated her National Executive council members with Comrade Terry Obieh as President and Hon Ovie Odubu as Vice-President.
Olorogun Kakor Ese who chaired the ceremony is the Chairman Board Of Trustees (BOT) while Comr Uray is Vice Chairman; Engr Okiemute Onovughakpor is Secretary; Comrades Okumagba Mike,Festus Oyibo and Victor Akpoyibo are members of the BoT.
Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, BoT chairman,Olorogun Kakor Ese,a business mogul, tasked the new executive members to pursue with vigour the unity and progress of the Urhobo nation as this will bring about rapid development of the Urhobo people.
Olorogun Kakor said the ceremony was to confer on the new officers the mandate and power to pilot the affairs of Urhobo youths for the next four (4) years and by confronting societal ills plaguing the Urhobo Nation. He said the youth have a significant role to play nation building.He said he believes that the vision of a country lies in the hands of the youths as they are to fight for equality,justice and fight against exploitations of any kind.
Olorogun Kakor tasked the new executive members to be proactive and see the Urhobo Youth Council (UYC) as one indivisible entity as this will engender peace and unity of purpose that will in turn serve as the needed tonic for human-capital development of the Urhobo Youths.
Other members of the newly sworn in Executives Council are Comr Ovie Adarighofua as Secretary; Comr.
Peter Samuel as Treasurer; Comr.
Kpaive Sampson as Financial Secretary, and Hon.
Bezi Ighoteguolor as Spokesman. Others are Comr.
Godstime Enyowhara as Asst.Secretary; Comr.
Ajos David as Publicity Secretary; Comr.
Igidigi Paradise as Welfare Officer; Comr.
Eric Jagboro as Org.Secretary; Comr.
Nelson Okumagba as Provost; Comr.
Abraham Ekokotu and Comr.
Edafeghara John as Ex-Officio members.
In his inaugural speech the President of the Urhobo Youth Council (UYC) world wide Comrade Terry Obieh said. ‘’ It is indeed a historic moment and a great honour to pilot the affairs of the entire Urhobo Youths.I want to assure you that my administration will be operating an open door policy where true democracy will prevail over self-centeredness,greed and loss of focus. This is because I believe it is time we rewrote the history of Urhobo Youths that a lot of people have fundamentally loss faith in.”
He added, “the struggle to better the lot of the Urhobo people is a continuous one and in this my second tenure I will find, with the help of God and cooperation of my other executive members, lasting solutions to the myriads of challenges facing the Urhobo youth and Urhobo nation in general.”