As he works hard to find more creative ways of constructively engaging them,
the Cross river state director general for due process and price intelligence bureau, Hon.Barrister Alphonsus Ogar Eba has described youths in the state as partners in progress and a cornerstone of his Mission.
The DG observed that young people in the State have continued to give him reasons to rejoice, even as he assures them of his unalloyed commitment to their desire.
He also enjoined them not to lose hope in the face of the current harsh economic realities assuring them of better days ahead.
The DG’s observations are contained in a statement from the Special Assistant to the DG on Media and Publicity ,Egbara Emmanuel.
The statement reads in part, ” Youths matter to our DG and he has always emphasized this.
He is always with young people trying to get a unique glimpse into their challenges.
No young person should feel abandoned as the DG is always thinking and planning for them.
Let me point out that Hon. Barrister Eba’s love for the youth stems from the fact that he is first and foremost a father that has youngsters at home.
He once told me that, in a way, he genuinely feels in his heart all young people are his children. Whatever he wishes for his ward, he wishes for them too. He was also an Activist, a fact that saw him dealing with youth matters especially their educational excellence. He is abreast with students unionism as a university don.
Beyond these, he is also an avid follower of youth engagements within and outside the state.
He fervently likes the innovation of young minds with the same intensity he frowns at thuggery, drug abuse, and other anti-social behavior.”
Egbara continued that “the DG is, therefore, aware of the issues and is tackling them. One way he is doing this is to provide the basis for self-employment through his office.
Ensuring peace and security and working towards harmony has helped the youths too. The DG also appointed aides from that demography to compliment his work .
That is the seriousness he attaches to youth matters. I can assure the youths that the DG supports any initiative by youth geared towards growth. As I write this, the DG and his team are working towards greater interaction with the youths at all levels where he would expand his base with them.
This would come in the way of periodic town halls and more direct contact with the DG at the grassroots.”