Founder and Chairman of Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), Mr. Moses Siloko Siasia, has lauded Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom
Wike, for ordering the reopening of the Port Harcourt Technical and Vocational Training Centre.
Recall that the NYPF leader had during a visit to the school few weeks ago, appealed to the governor to reopen the school, which had been under lock and key for the past three years.
Siasia, who spoke to journalists in Port Harcourt on Monday, urged other state governors and political leaders in the country to emulate the exemplary leadership qualities of Wike, aimed opening windows of opportunities where young people are engaged constructively.
He said, “We commend Governor Wike for reopening the technical and vocational training centre in Port Harcourt. Governor Wike has actually directed that the school should be reopened on October 15. I want to commend him for show of exemplary leadership. We went there without any form of political bias.
“We went there to champion the cause of young people, to appeal to him to reopen the school that had been abandoned for over three years. On hearing the true situation of the school, Governor Wike called the parties involved and ensured that at the end of the meeting, agreed that the school should be reopened. It is an uncommon show of leadership.
“I am using this opportunity to call on other leaders, most importantly our state governors to emulate the attitude and character of Governor Wike because you will find out that it is very difficult for you to see leaders, after showing this to the world that this school has been abandoned, they don’t see it from different point of view, rather the see it from positive light.
“This is leadership and this is true leadership. It is q show that he sees youth growth as a priority for national development. Other governors and leaders should see youth growth as a priority for national development. Thus is one of the way we can actually curb the societal challenges that we have in our society today; opening windows of opportunities where young people are engaged constructively. We commend him and appeal ti him to keep to his word that the government will reopen the school.”