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Youths of Idemili North honours journalist By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo

The Youths of Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, under the aegis of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Idemili North Chapter, have decorated a journalist reporting for Fides Newspaper Abuchi Onwumelu with meritorious service award as life patron of the association. at Idemili North LGA Headquarters, Ogidi, Anambra State,

Speaking on why they chose Comrade Onwumelu as Patron, the Coordinator of Youths in Idemili North, Godwin Chibunna Echegwo, said after a thorough assessment and careful observation, Onwumelu came tops in terms of worthiness and being a shining example of youths in the council area and also in Anambra State in general.

In his words 'We have been following his activities. We are proud of him. His approach to issues is awesome. Regardless of his young age. He has impacted so much on the youths of this state. We are more than happy to have such a noble character and personality as our patron,' Echegwo concluded.

The meritorious service award as patron of NYCN, Idemili North Chapter, was presented to him by the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Anambra State,  Afam Mbanefo.

Speaking shortly after receiving the meritorious service award, Onwumelu dedicated the award and recognition to youths of Anambra State and by extension Nigerian youths. He thanked the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, for giving youths in the state a chance to prove their mettle and also to contribute their quota in building a better Anambra State.

He appreciated the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, for his fatherly love and care. The awardee further thanked the Awka Diocesan Director of Social Communications and Director of Fides Media, Rev. Fr. Dr. Martin Chuks Anusi, and his immediate Boss, Jude Atupulazi, for the opportunity given to him to showcase his journalistic skills and to prove his worth.
Onwumelu also commended the NYCN, Idemili North Chapter led by Echegwo Godwin Chibunna; NYCN, Anambra State Chapter led by His Youthfulness, Comrade Egwuatu Samuel and NYCN in general, for their recognition of him

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