By Stanley Onyekwere
The Nigerian Youths Organisation (NYO), said it is partnering with an Abuja indigenous peoples’ group, Abuja Original Inhabitants Youth Empowerment Organisation (AOIYEO), to improve security and community development.
Chairman of NYO, FCT chapter, Comrade Israel Opaluwa, disclosed this when he presented an Award of Excellence to the president of AOIYEO, Commandant Isaac David, for his contribution in meeting the needs of Abuja residents during the trying period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opaluwa noted that the youth organisation has seen the selfless contribution of the leadership of the indigenous organisation in meeting the needs of vulnerable indigenes and residents of the territory, through palliative distribution to rural communities and campaign against insecurity.
“We are glad to associate with this organisation in order to effectively deliver the dividends of democracy to residents of Abuja, mostly those at the hinterlands.
“This is because, there are people that needed help and we know that partnering with an indigenous organisation, such as AOIYEO, the people will be reached effectively.”
Responding, AOIYEO president , commended the leadership of NYO, FCT chapter for recognising the contributions of AOIYEO, in reaching out to rural communities in Abuja.
He said, the recognition would go a long way to make him do more in ensuring that no residents of FCT would be neglected in any way.
According to him: “With NYO partnering with our indigenous organisation, I believe that reaching out to the down trodden in the rural communities will be very easy.
“ With this step that NYO has taken to recognise our organisation, it will spur us to do more for the people of Abuja through proper palliative distribution and fight against insecurity.”