The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), a non-governmental organisation, as part of events to celebrate its fifth anniversary, gave out honourary awards and scholarships to several dignitaries, and students, yesterday, in Abuja.
Some of the beneficiaries of the awards are, governors Ifeanyi Okowa, Okezie Ikpeazu of Delta and Abia States, Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, the Imam of Nghar Village, Gashish district in Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, Senator Daisy Danjuma and other prominent Nigerians.
All the award recipients, according to the organisers, were thoroughly considered and shortlisted in recognition of their meritorious service and varied roles, played by each, in support for nation building and advancement of democracy, development and good governance in Nigeria.
The chairman of NYPF, Mr Moses Siasia, in his welcome address, said that the forum, in the last five years, has been able to make a lot of milestone achievements like providing employment for 780 unemployed youths nationwide.
“In the past five years, we have made a lot of milestone achievements. We have been able to provide employment for 780 unemployed youths in various sectors of the nation like, marine, oil and gas sectors etc. We have also given out several scholarships, both home and abroad.
“NYPF, has also produced 18 members of the house of assembly, and 72 members of state houses of assembly, all from different political parties. The organisation has emphasised the need to engage more youths in decision making processes for speedy development of the nation.”
The organisation also gave out scholarships to winners of the first and second positions of an organised essay competition. A full scholarship was given to Miss Akinyele Victory-Melody from Baptist High School, Jos, who won the first position, to any federal university of her choice.
The executive director of Connected Development, Mr Hamzat Lawal, in his congratulatory message, urged the government to cooperate with NYPF to achieve better and lasting developmental results in the nation.
The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), is a Non-Governmental Organisation of young professionals from different fields of endeavours and committed to three major objectives which are to create sustainable livelihood for young people, engender purposeful leadership and social democratic inclusion and encourage young people’s participation in governance and the economic process. NYPF is deliberately creating a pathway for the future of young Nigerians with over 3million membership.