The African Youth Union Commission (AYUC) has announced the confirmation of the first National Executive Council of the Nigerian Chapter of the organisation.
The Commission in a statement on Thursday 12th of April from the Office of the Country Representative (Nigeria) noted that the confirmation of the list which marked the official establishment of the Nigerian chapter of the organisation was a new dawn for the entire youths in Nigeria and Africa at large.
The New National Officers includes 16 vibrant, high-profile and resourceful youths from across the country. Some of whom are Lateef Oladimeji SALAAM – A foremost National Youth Leader and grass root mobilizer as the Country Representative (Nigeria), Halimah Nuradeen from Kano State – a United Nations trained personnel on Anti-drug abuse as the Deputy Country Reps. (Nigeria), Vanessa Yarkwan from Benue State – a Professional Counselor as Secretary General , Graham Elendu a youth enthusiast and media consultant to serve as publicity secretary, Abiodun Essiet as director women, gender and development affairs , and saddled with the office of the director legal affairs is Barr. Idris Alao – a young Asst. Lecturer at the University of Ilorin amongst others.
In his reaction on behalf of the newly appointed council, Graham Elendu the newly appointed Publicity Secretary, thanked the AYUC leadership for the confidence reposed in them and promised they would use their office to serve the country, Nigeria and African youths at large.
“Our goal is driven by our actions towards redefining youth development, making significant and direct impact in the lives of our teaming Youths” Amb Graham Elendu stated.
The country Representative, Lateef Oladimeji noted that the appointment is with immediate effect with an inaugural meeting/Press Briefing to hold on Mon 16th April in Abuja.
A graduate of linguistics from the University of Port Harcourt, majoring in Public Relations, Graham Elendu steps into his position with the huge task of being the image mask man of the organization’s presence in Nigeria wired around the African continent.
Graham was a Presenter/Discussant of the popular talk show ‘Youth Circle’ which discussed national and trending issues from a youthful perspective on the Rivers State owned tv channel RSTV between 2003 and 2006.
He was also the producer/Presenter of Role Models on TV between 2006 and 2009; and was a leading member of the Diocese of Evo, Anglican Communion youth wing.