Abuja – A former governor of Abia , Dr Orji Kalu, will host the 2017 Junior Chamber International(JCI) Conference and Youth Summit through his foundation, Mr Peter Eze has said.
Eze, Orji’s Special Assistant, via a statement he issued on Wednesday in Abuja, said the event was scheduled for Sept. 15 to Sept. 17.
Eze in the statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that the summit would be hosted through the Uzor Kalu Foundation in Neya Camp, Igbere, Bende Local Government Area of Abia.
Eze said that the summit would be attended by many youths drawn from the JCI, youth organisations and other prominent Nigerians.
“The aim of the three days summit is to re-engineer the mindsets of the youths towards productivity, inculcate and promote leadership values among others.
“The former governor who also doubles as the keynote speaker will be delivering a paper on the ‘Role of an Active Youth in the Society.’’
Eze quoted the summit Coordinator, Sen. Chibuike Agujobi, as saying that the summit was targeted at providing lasting benefits to delegates, partners and general public.
“Every young person should take advantage to be part, either through physical participation or via any of the social media outlets or television broadcast.
“Through this summit, young Nigerians will have the opportunity to participate in real-life advocacy, service activities, policy shaping experience, community peace work, that will prepare them for living life in the 21st century and also provide critical workforce readiness skills.’’
Eze stated that Agujobi expressed optimism that the summit would provide inspiration for young people to become “leaders, mentors, educators, advocates and true citizens of Nigeria.” (NAN)