The National Youth Network of Nigeria (NYN Nigeria) at the weekend conferred on Dr. Efron Gajere, the Director/Chief Executive, National Centre for Remote Sensing (NCRS) Jos, Youth Global Ennoblement Award.
The award qualifies the recipient as a Global Youth Ambassador.
The award which is in recognition of his meritorious and immense contribution to youth development seeks to equip the awardee with the impetus to be a father of the Youths, mentor to the youths, celebrated leader of the youths and an individual who has shouldered responsibilities aimed at youths emancipation.
Presenting the award, the leader of the delegation, Comrade Emmanuel Chika said “ NYN Nigeria has x-rayed your uniqueness in transparency, purpose driven leadership style, matchless sacrifice to humanity, development of academics, eagerness to help devoid of divisive divide and stupendous youth empowerment, which are the fulcrum for your choice for this global recognition’’
According to him, Gajere was a unique symbol of unity, a preacher of peace, a defender of the oppressed, an exponent of a productive Nigeria, a peerless philanthropist, insightful behemoth, an ingenious crusader and a titan in his profession.
He maintained that DNCRS was an adherent of professional diligence, promoter of sociocultural, civil and political right, adding that the awardee was a birthed leader and an emancipator to the contemporary Nigeria.
In his response, Dr. E.N. Gajere expressed surprise that the occasion which he thought would be an avenue to brainstorm on issues relating to his job and the youth matters turned out to an award presentation.
He reminded the youth on the need to be team players, insisting that no meaningful success could be recorded without teamwork, particularly when there is enormous tasks to be done.
According to him, the youth remains the pillar of any given society, explaining that the key to the growth and development of the Nigeria was in the hands of the youth.
He maintained that when the youths are determined and focused to make positive impact in any given community, there was no holding back, adding that but when the youths are not positive in their thought and action, the country will be in for it.
Gajere said, “The growth of the youth is the growth of Nigeria, but most of the youths have not realized this, a development which makes them not attach value to themselves.
He enjoined the youth to go into politics but never to allow themselves to be used by any political group to cause trouble. His words “ Don’t give yourself cheaply to any political group, be focused, be purposeful, and be determined to grow this group and bequeath it to the younger ones. We have done our own and we are already getting old.
He applauded the composition of the youth network that cuts across all the geopolitical zones.