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At “An Evening with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria” on a Sunday night in Lagos, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR was presented with a Heritage Bank’s cheque of N10 Million Naira by Moses Siloko Siasia (Chairman, NYPF) on behalf of the Nigerian Young Professionals to support families of fallen heroes and identify with the Nation’s Armed Forces at this time of frequent attacks by the insurgent.

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The event also has an interactive session with the President at Eko Hotels & Suites in a bid to further enlighten young people on the need to cast a vote for the right candidate in the 2015 Nigerian General Elections.

Tagged “Making an Informed Decision Ahead of the General Elections“, comedian of the GCFR, Ali Baba, set the ball rolling. Nigerian Young Professionals in the UK and USA streamed live to the event, enabling them to contribute and directly ask President Jonathan questions as it affects young professionals in Nigeria and in the diaspora.

Moses Siasia charged young professionals to vote wisely as the event was an avenue to declare our position as we throw our weight behind the President Jonathan re-election bid. Adding that we are privileged to be living at a time when the range of opportunities open to young people is greater than ever. “It is a time when we can truly benefit from establishing links with each other to develop an effective professional network to positively impact on our country.

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President Jonathan on his part promised that he will continue to encourage young people in their businesses, educational pursuits and other areas of endeavor, thereby empowering them to be able to take up positions at all levels.

The President also responded to questions on his plans for young Nigerians, especially below the age of 40, saying young people were very important and needed to be encouraged to maximize their potential. He promised that in the next four years, if given the mandate, he would continue to build on the gains of the last four years and improve the lives of the young Nigerians.

According to him, his Administration has just sworn in one of the youngest Nigerian ministers and will give the young people more of such appointments. He said “as a Nation, the country must prepare for its future by investing in the young people. We must work hard and encourage the young people.

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The President also promised to intensify the fight against corruption and ensure that the problem of stigmatization of Nigerians becomes a thing of the past over the next four years.  He also talked about his fight against corruption using technology like the Integrated Personnel & Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and promised to clear corruption through such innovative measures in the Oil & Gas industry.

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President Jonathan expressed appreciation to the young professionals that joined the event online reminding them that they are ambassadors of Nigeria and should conduct themselves in the best possible way.

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15 Comments

  1. ola

    March 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    wow. This is very encouraging.

  2. azu

    March 26, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    na wah ooooo. This group must be for the elites. thumbs up anyway.

  3. Chichi

    March 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Last minute crap!!! You had six years to do all of this. Based purely on his actions for the last six years. I wouldn’t vote for GEJ if I was paid money. I don’t even want to get started on the illiterate of a First lady that we have. It is God that will prevail in Nigeria.

  4. Sii

    March 26, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    But these guys all look old though. What is the definition of Nigerian Young Professionals? What is the age range of this group ‘cos am seeing all kinds of older guys in the 50s and 60s

    • Debbie Ade

      March 27, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Errrm,
      I think even at age 60, you are supposed to still be a young person. *Rolling my eyes* Lol

  5. Uzo

    March 26, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I am 32 years and I applied to join this organization even as a gainfully employed youth but they did not even respond to my application talk less of reject it so that got me wondering,what is then their criteria for allowing membership since even on their website they said that all youths can join.Even two of my friends who are equally employed got the same cold shoulder treatment.I guess they are just spinning a tale.This one is a tight sown group created by a few for a few.Oh well, I wish they will just remove the impression of free membership by youths. Aside this, this gesture by the group is a laudable one and should be emulated by all well meaning organisations. Good one!

    • anu

      March 27, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      Hey uzo sorry about that. You can cointact nypf directly on [email protected].

    • Debbie Ade

      March 27, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      Uzo, I want to try my luck and see whether I can get into this group. Is there some kin dof website link to this group in order to register? How did you apply to join the organization?
      WIll appreciate any response here.

    • james Tunji

      June 30, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      please call their office 234 (0) 92914846

  6. akin

    March 26, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    movementtttt!!!!!alll for Jonathannn!!! till 2019!

  7. Omotoke

    March 26, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Great work guys. Proud of you all. How can I join this forum

  8. tunmi

    March 26, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    That check is addressed to the Federal Government of Nigeria. So is that a donation to the country? Would a NGO working with the Nigerian Armed Forces be better?

  9. ben

    March 26, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    all for jonathan till 2019!

    • Debbie Ade

      March 27, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      OYO. And what happens if you hear Buhari till 2019?
      Duh…..

  10. temibalo

    March 27, 2015 at 1:14 am

    deola otunuga yippeee super proud of u girlll.. d lady with blonde short hair yayyyy.!!!

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