Abuja—The Member representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Preye Influence Oseke has urged Nigeria youths to be change agents and focus on how to contribute to nation-building.
The lawmaker stated this when he received Fellows of the Legislative Mentorship Initiative LMI who paid him a courtesy visit at his office in Abuja on Tuesday.
Oseke shared his experiences and challenges as a legislator and encouraged the LMI fellows to continue to be focused and hard-working as they are future leaders of the country.
The lawmaker who is also the Deputy Chairman House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) stated that youths should think of how best to contribute to societal development rather than complain about the present situation, which he believes is not peculiar to Nigeria.
He also urged them to shun mediocrity and be productive and creative to better the society.
Oseke lauded the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (CFR) for initiating the LMI, describing him as a brilliant and cerebral leader whose wealth of experience has helped to stabilize the Green Chamber.
On their part, the LMI fellows said the visit was to interact and learn from the experiences of the lawmaker.
The LMI contingent which was led by its Speaker, Rt. Hon. Oliseh Abu congratulated Hon. Oseke for the recently passed bill by the House for the Establishment of a Federal College of Agriculture (Technical) Ogboinbiri, Bayelsa State, which he sponsored saying it is a landmark achievement.
The LMI contingent equally thanked Oseke and other members of the 9th Assembly for the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (now PIA), as well as the amendment of the Electoral Act, which introduced the use of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS) that has greatly improved the nation’s electoral system.
The fellows also sought partnership with the lawmaker and pleaded for his support in their upcoming programme on the theme: “Rethink Inclusion.”
One of the core objectives of the LMI, they said, is to advocate and seek the inclusion of youths, women, and persons with disabilities (PWD’s) in the governance process.
On the entourage of Rt. Hon. Oliseh Abu was the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Martins Daubry; Hon. Pamela Igrubia, Hon. Boluwatife Ndidi, Hon. Douglas Magaji and Hon. Hashimu Adamu.