By Our Correspondent
The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. John Gaul Lebo has received a Youth Friendly award from the Nigeria Transformation Initiative (NTI).
The Award according to NTI was in recognition of Lebo’s passion for youth development, exceptional qualities and achievements which have become inspirational to millions of youths.
Receiving the award recently in his office in Calabar, the Speaker commended the NTI for noticing his contributions to youth development and vowed not to relent in efforts towards ensuring that the young generation was not allowed to carelessly drift away due to lack of mentorship.
Earlier, the NTI who are the organisers of the Miss Qua & Ejagham Beauty Pageant had through its Coordinator Bassey Asim Bassey presented the winner of the 2016 edition of the pageant, Queen Magdalene Ekpe to the Speaker who had charged the beauty queen to promote the rich cultural heritage, values and history of the Ejagham nation.
He advised the incumbent Miss Qua and Ejagham to be a worthy brand ambassador in character and in knowledge.
In a related development, the Voice of Reason Initiative, a youth based organisation that grooms youth on Debating and Public Speaking, has been assured of the Assembly’s support to succeed.
Giving the assurance recently in to his office during a visit of the Initiative, the Speaker had charged the organization which according to its leader, Blessing Izerein was associated with African countries including Uganda, Kenya and Burundi, to be vanguards of positive change while describing the initiative as novel.
Earlier, the Voice of Reason Initiative through its Leader, Blessing Izerein had solicited the support of the Assembly for the organization and its activities.
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