By Ike Uchechukwu, Vanguard News Nigeria
The Cross River State Governor Sen. Ben Ayade has told youths in the State that no one can change their destiny adding that they should not be intimidated by circumstances of their birth.
The Governor gave the charge in Calabar, Saturday during a Youth Summit organized by APC Youths Lobby Group in the State.
He said: “Believe in yourself, nobody can change your destiny, only God. Don’t be intimidated by the circumstances of your birth.
“Nigeria has made much progress but it’s not noticeable because a larger number of young people have not been brought into governance,” he said.
He challenged the youths to always put their minds above their problem because it is by doing so that their body will follow, adding that he believes the youths are unshaken and he is going to create an expansionist program to accommodate more youths.
Gov. Ayade further promised to create a social welfare program for the youths and charged them to always think big and stay on the part of morality.
In his remarks, the State Chairman of the APC Alphonsus Ogar Eba said youths in the State were ready to assume more leadership positions.
He added that the Governor has put food on the table of over 7000 youths and this has helped secure the future of generations unborn.
Earlier Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for the event Oden Ewa said the summit was the first of its kind in the State.
He added that it was put together to appreciate the Governor for his youth inclusive policies.
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