By Ndu Samuel
As the world marks the beginning of a new year, senior Special adviser to the Delta State governor, Comr. Daniel Ezekiel has called for unity, peace and investment in capacity building for youths across the state.
The call was contained in a new year message he sent to Deltans, a copy of which was obtained by The Liberator Newspaper on Tuesday.
Ezekiel, said that despite the diversity in ethnicity, religion and political ideology, Deltans need to work together in unity to be able to succeed as a state.
‘He wrote ”I wish to state that there is need for more unity among Deltans, despite our ethnic, religion and political backgrounds. There is a saying that in unity, we stand, and divided we fall. We should continue to abide by Christ Teachings. Unity is peace and peace is a sign of unity. Our governor, His excellency , senator Ifeanyi Okowa ,is so much concerned about the peace, unity and security of Deltans.
”We should love ourselves and try to resolve our differences at round table. We(Delta State government) can only be at peace when Deltans are at peace. Peace is ultimate as no meaningful development can take place in a situation of rancor and crisis. I admonish our youths to be law abiding, stay away from crime and strive to make your parents proud. You can be a proud son and daughters of your parents when you tow the part of hard-working and remain lawful.”
”It is my advice that as we go into the new year, let’s learn to be good youths of our dear state and our nation in particular. Don’t create problem for your parents and work to be great sons and daughters of your parents. Youths are the light of the future of every nation. It is rightly said that preparation meet opportunity. Being as a youth ,you are too important to be wasted with petty things. Dream high in this new year and commit your dreams to God for divine accomplishement.
” I also call on political appointees in the state to prioritize youth development. Hardship and joblessness are some factors of increase criminality in the society. We can use youth empowerment to fight crime. We can use employement to fight crime. Even vocational training, could be used to fight crime. As political appointees in the state, we can help the governor by assisting in the areas of engaging the youths in our areas in our little ways.
” We will disappoint God and man, when we neglect our responsibilities and allow these youths to take up crime. This is a newyear ,let make amend. We should not totally see our appointments as self-empowerementno matter small it is. We can still help one or two persons from it. I know the pressure is high but don’t runaway from your people.”
” I want to assured Deltans that they should expect more from his excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State. The governor will do amazing things in the state in 2020. He has great dreams for Deltans. And am sure, this good plans are all-embracing as it encompasses all categories of persons and sectors. I know by the time when he will roll out these plans ,we will all smile.
” In nutshell, we are committed in serving you as officials of the state government. Pray for us to have God’s enablement to meet your needs. We will equally have you in our prayers. Remain law-abiding and vigilant as we celebrate the new year.” He added.