4TH SUCCESSFUL EDITION OF THE GHANA-NIGERIA YOUTH SUMMIT TAKES PLACE IN ACCRA, GHANA

The 4th edition of the GHANA-NIGERIA YOUTH SUMMIT has held in Accra with a call for young people to remain focused as to achieve success in life.This years event had its theme as ‘Raising Selfless & Impactful Young African Leaders and Entrepreneurs-The Way Forward’.

Several speakers delivered powerful lectures that inspired and motivated the numerous Delegates who gathered for this great event.

Comrade Barry Ndu,Convener of the summit said during the opening remark that Ghana and Nigeria have come a long way since pre colonial independence hence the need to continuously do things that positions its people on the right track.He asked that Government and Private Individuals offer more support in organizing such intellectual events rather than supporting things that add no value to human existence.He promised that in the coming years,this summit would be replicated in other countries like Nigeria,UK,Canada and everywhere Ghanaians and Nigerians are resident.The essence being to continuously offer platforms for citizens of these two countries to continue discussing and preferring solutions to issues that affect them.

Ghana’s Minister for youth and Sports,Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah during his speech itemized numerous interventions the Government has embarked upon that would benefit the people.He urged the youths not to take peanuts during elections from politicians to the detriment of their well being.He commended the Organizers of the event for their commitment and consistence over the years and promised to give them all the needed support to fulfill their mission in the coming years.

The CEO of Protection Plus Group,Dr Ubong King told the young people that gathered to take their destinies into their own hands.He said that hunger is Gods gift to man and every determined individual should work hard to become successful as everything that comes into the heart of man can be achieved.His words were full of inspiration as he went down memory lane on how he broke every record and struggled through hard times to become successful.

Wura Ogunrotimi,CEO of Africa Future Matters UK who came all the way from Edinburgh,Scotland to attend the event urged young people to remain focused as they have the key to make Africa work.She highlighted some of the reasons why young people must strive to be succesful.She encouraged women never to be intimidated by circumstances but remained committed to being the voice that would the African continent a better place for all.Her passion for young people was clearly seen in her speech delivery as she wooed Delegates with her oratory and passion.

John Armah,CEO of Orios Group,a passionate and enterprising young man told the story of how Africa can get to its destined future if young people can wake up and start doing the right things.Several other speakers included Madam Bridget Dzogbenuku,the Vice Presidential Candidate of PPP during the last elecion ,Barr. Ogochukwu Nweke,Mr Menson Torkonoo,Board Chairman of ABII National Savings and Loan,George Turnah,Sir Obinna Iyiegbu,CEO oF CUBANA GROUP who was represented by his General Manager,Mr Efe Ejere.

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The high point of this great event was the Installation as Patron and Inspiring Personality Award to Sir Obinna Iyiegbu,cEO of CUBANA GROUP who assured of his continuous support to the Organization to ensure they continuously fulfill their vision of projecting the god image of Nigeria in Diaspora.Dr Ubong King was also awarded for his passion for young people and his desire for a better African continent and installed as Grand Patron.George Turnah was also among the Award recipient.

In all,it was a great and exciting event as everyone who attended testified of the impact and proper planning even as they look forward to the next edition in Nigeria.

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Eastern Europe and Nigeria and has visited over 18 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for three years in a row (2013,2014 and 2015). He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World On Wednesday the 30th of October 2013, Tony Tokunbo Fernandez organised his biggest event ever- The Black History Month Celebration at the House of Parliament. The Special Guest on the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community
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