A prominent Sub-Continental youth organisation, West African Youth Congress (WAYC) has appointed The Leader of Enugu State House of Assembly and The Founder of Ikechukwu Ezeugwu Foundation, Hon. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu PhD to Chair it’s Advisory Council. This appointment was made public in a press release signed by the group’s Secretary General and Head of Mission, Ambassador Almed Marafa Mohammed on Friday, 6th January 2023.
Hon. Ezeugwu who bagged the youth advocacy group’s “WAYC 2022 Humanitarian Award” last year during their West African Youths and Students Summit (WAYSS) tagged “Empowering The West African Young Population For Sustainable Development” in Niamey, is to work alongside Dr. Haj Aminatou Abdoulkarim Mohammed from Niger Republic and Alagie Jarju from Gambia, who were also appointed as Secretary and Member of the Congress’ Advisory Team respectively.
While commending the lawmaker’s leadership excellence and numerous humanitarian contributions to Nigerian youths, the high powered delegation recounted the impact of Ikechukwu Ezeugwu Foundation in the society which the organisation has observed overtime.
According Head of Mission, Amb. Ahmed Marafa Mohammed, WAYC is enthusiastically advocating for youth inclusion in government, and policy making. As a front line youth network, WAYC is devoted to coordinating and disseminating information and strategizing plans that will benefit the continent through roundtable discussions and annual summit that comprises all the countries of the sub-region.
“We have painstakingly studied the activities of certain leaders in the Sub-region over the years through our network of interconnectedness with other sub-organisations in different countries which make annual report to the Congress. The decision of the Congress to appoint Hon. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu as the Chairman of WAYC Advisory Council was borne out of the need for African Youths to tap from the wealth of knowledge and experience he has demonstrated in leadership positions and his compassion for humanity”
“The Congress is designed to combat the challenges faced by the sub-region, by providing sustainable solutions that benefit West Africa, incorporating young people to be steadfast in bringing economic and technological advancement to the sub-region, and to help their home countries achieve sustainable development goals” Ambassador Ahmed said.
West African Youths Congress is adjudged the “West African Voice” through their campaign for strategic programs that create avenues for young people to become giants in politics, finance, private sector, and media/entertainment industries with a vision to empower the youth. The core values of West African Youths Congress include Youth Development, Girl Child Development, Conflict Resolution and Literacy Promotion.