The Nigerian Youth Union(NYU) on Wednesday hosted the two factions in the National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS) Zone B, at the NYU National Secretariat Abuja to resolve its factional issues.
The President of NYU, Mr Chinonso Obasi reiterated that one of the core mandates of the Nigerian Youth Union was to unite the youths and youth organisations in one voice which could not be achieved in a disunited front.
Obasi, in his speech said that when youths are united, great exploits are achieved but disunity amongst the youths yields unproductivity.
” As youths, our pride lies in our strength and numbers but what we do with the strength matters.
” I am glad that today Jeremiah Ohomah of Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun solicited for me to lead the conciliation meeting between himself and Friday Etinyene of the University of Uyo.
” Recall on November 2019, the Godson Okereke led administration held a convention/election in University of Nigeria Nsukka that produced Friday Etinyene as the NANS ZONE B’ Coordinator though Jeremiah Ohomah and supporters rejected the outcome and Jeremiah declared himself as the Coordinator.
” The conciliatory meeting had both parties in attendance and the document duly signed by the duo in which Ohomah has agreed and recognised Etinyene as the only coordinator of NANS Zone B(SouthSouth and SouthEast).
Obasi said the duo resolved to work together in future endeavors and appeal to supporters and well-wishers to see this as the best decision for the zone and the entire Nigerian Students.
Pastor Ezekiel Odeyemi, Assistant General Overseer of Redeemed Christian church of God at the conciliatory meeting admonished the youth leaders to continue in pursuit of peace and total belief in Nigeria.
According to the clergy, ”I have seen the good of Nigeria but have not seen the best.
” The best of Nigeria is yet to come through the moves Nigerian youth union is taken in reconciling differences amongst youths and youth organisations.”
Odeyemi thanked Ohomah for accepting Etinyene as the authentic coordinator describing such as the best thing that could be done.