Cultural Carnival of the Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria. (CYON) Owerri Archdiocese, Zone7 Ohaji, have ended. In a speech he delivered at the seminar to mark the week, Rev Fr. Prof John Obilor regretted that Nigerian politicians have no programme for the youths. The university Don noted how aged politicians try to die in offices without recourse to the youth who are the younger generation.
Fr. John said. “Our politicians who are your elders do not consider the fact that an aged brain cannot make a good decision. They should allow the youths to rule the nation with the fear of God.”
Observing the high level of corruption in the country, the university Don lamented that Nigerians who are in prisons overseas prefer being there to coming to Nigeria because the level of facilities in their prisons are far better than our various homes here in Nigeria.
Turning to the youths, the lecturer of Philosophy, Imo State University, Owerri, advised them to be ready to accept challenges. Your future is in your hands, don’t give up? he said.
Prof. Obilor, who was also the moderator of the youth carnival, expressed delight at the turn-out of the youths from their different parishes and advised them to learn how to be their Brothers’ Keepers and sympathetic to the bereaved for an injury to one is equally an injury to all.
In his homily, Rev. Fr. Franklin Ogbonna (The former chaplain Zone 7 CYON Ohaji) reflected on the readings of the day and urged the Christ faithful to ponder over them so as to achieve a heavenly success.
The chairman of the occasion, Chief S.I Eze in his opening remarks thanked the organizers for finding him worthy to be the chairman of the occasion and encouraged them to keep up the spiritual fire burning in their lives.
Presenting the welcome address, the co – ordinator, Bro C.C Nnadi thanked God for the achievements within the 3 months in office and beckoned on his members for more support in his administration.
The launching of THE GREAT SEED magazine was the highpoint of the day with Mr. Cyril Amakeme as the chief launcher. Other personalities that attended the event include, Mr. Everestus Amadi, Mr. Elias Amadi, Mr. Leonard Onuegbu (Immediate past zonal co – ordinator), Mrs . Chioma Anyanwu (President CWO, Umuagwo), Mrs. Mary Ajoku and Hon. Chief Luke Chukwu, Hon. Member representing Ohaji/Egbema LGA in the Imo State House of Assemb
Igwe Paul Onyedikachi (Igwe Omenka) was coroneted CYON zonal Igwe and Anokwuru Ezinne C as the Ugo Eze, with his cabinet members, Chimezie Parish Mgbishii presented the welcome song, traditional/ folk songs were presented by St. Patrick’s Mgbirichi, cultural dances by the St. Paul’s Umunwaku and Sacred Heart Parish Umuapu ( The host parish).
CYON ambassadors awards were given to some members like: Bro Cornelius Onyegbula, Mr. Emma A Nwosu (former Archdiocesan P.R.O), Esonwune, Mr. Leonard Onuegbu, Mr. Daniel Iwuoha, Mr. Collins. O Collins and others. Cultural Carnival by the eleven parishes that make up the zone 7 CYON added glamour to the celebration.