By Maryam Makolo, Abuja
United Nations Habitat Youth Programme has appointed an International activist, Nigerian Youth Ambassador to the United States, Secretary General, Nigerian Youth Congress, Convener, Go and Get Your PVC and Youth Must Vote Campaign, Dr. Raymond Edoh as the Habitat Youth Humanitarian Ambassador.
According to a letter signed by the Country Coordinator, United Nations Habitat Youth Program, Uzoh Ifeanyi, the investiture ceremony is scheduled to hold on Friday the 22nd day of July 2022, at 3 PM at the Conference Hall, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Abuja in Nigeria.
According to the letter,
“The Habitat Youth Programme-Nigeria wishes to commend your (Dr. Raymond Edoh) humanitarian efforts across the federation particularly towards meaningful youth development as demonstrated through various capacity-building training and empowerment programmes over the years. We also wish to commend your efforts towards the advancement of the Urban Youth Agenda in Nigeria by tackling some of the root causes of poverty and inequality which are reflective of the realities affecting young people
“It is on this premise that we are pleased to appoint you as the Habitat Youth Humanitarian Ambassador.”
Ifeanyi added that the aim of the appointment was to encourage Edoh to continue to promote the African Urban Youth Agenda through his various activities and programmes in line with the New Urban Agenda of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme-UN-Habitat.
Reacting to the offer, the selfless Ambassador, Dr. Raymond Edoh confirmed his acceptance of the appointment offered.
He expressed his gratitude to the United Nations Habitat Youth Programme for the opportunity given to him to serve the prestigious United Nations.
“I believe empowering humanity is the key to our future. A single human is not eternal, but the imprint they leave on humanity is. As a society, we must work together to help each other succeed in life, as the success of individuals collectively benefits humankind.
“Patriotism, selfless service, diligence, determination, and perseverance will always result in the achievement of the desired objective.’’
He said these virtues would be his ‘‘watchword’’ in the pursuit of African Urban Youth Agenda objectives and the attainment of national interests.
While reacting to questions from journalists via the phone, the multi-award-winning Dr. Raymond Edoh affirmed his continuous commitment to investing in human capacity pointing out that Nigeria is the best place to be on earth, “however, Nigerians especially the youths, should lay aside religion sentiment, tribalism, regionalism, and nepotism and then synergize to build a Nigeria of our dream.
” I urge all Nigerian youths to get their PVCs and in mass come out on the days of the elections to cast their votes to the candidate of their choice.
“Until the Nigerian youths feel getting involved in political processes is their business, Nigeria would continue recycling old leaders and that would seriously endanger our growth as a nation”, he added.