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Jubilation as obiano appoints Anambra young writer as aide



IT WAS indeed a moment of jubilation for the members of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (Anambra State Chapter) as the Executive Governor of the state, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano dosed out Appointment Letter to one of their own, Mrs. Juliet Chudie as a Special Adviser on Youth Empowerment.

  The signing and issuing of the appointment letter took place recently at Awka, the state’s capital.

  Reacting to the good news, Mrs. Chudie described the appointment as a call to serve, and appreciated Gov. Obiano for finding her worthy to hold such a revered position, and giving her the opportunity to serve the state and Ndi Anambra.

  She promised to employ her wealth of experience and knowledge in the discharge of her duties, so as to contribute her own quota in actualising Gov. Obiano’s transformation agenda for the state, especially through the aspects of youth empowerment and development.

  Mrs. Chudie, who is a member of Society of Young Nigerian Writers, is a native of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, and the founder of Juliet Chudie Foundation, founded in 2015.

  She is the author of ‘A Mother’s Heart Bleeds’ and the winner of the CSA Award as the Creative Writer of the Year 2018, and has through her foundation, touched many lives, empowered many youths and restored many hope in various localities of the state.

  In his own reaction, the National President of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers, Mr. Wole Adedoyin described the appointment as recognition of hardwork, and eulogised Gov. Willie Obiano for giving youths opportunities and voices in his administration.

  Disclosing that there are many young ones out there who have a lot to contribute in development and governance of every state, Mr. Adedoyin also called on other governors of the various states in the federation to emulate such gesture and give youths more opportunity, maintaining that such will also help to spur other youths to play their drums well in their various fields of endeavour.

  He further urged Governor Obiano to also consolidate on this feat by appointing another young writer as an aide on Literary Matters, as there are many other young writers in the state who are making the state and the country proud in the literary field, both at the national and international levels.

  According to him, “Anambra State is a hub of literary figures in Nigeria, and in fact, the first state to reckon with when it comes to literary matters, having given the world arrays of literary champions; and as such, the state deserves to have an aide who will stand as a liaison officer between the government and writers in the state (both established and burgeoning writers).

  “In fact, Anambra State is also deservedly expected to be the first state to set the pace on having such an aide on Literary Matters, which no state government has ever had in the history of the country; and I trust Gov. Obiano is  best expected to set such pace, being a youth-loving Governor. So, as I appreciate him, I also urge him to buy into this humble suggestion.

  “Society of Young Nigerian Writers is a leading literary body of young writers in Nigeria which has produced a lot of great writers, and I trust the leadership ability and the literary prowess of the members, ranging from the State Coordinator to the least member.” Mr. Adedoyin in his word.

  Society of Young Nigerian Writers, Anambra Chapter is the host of the Chinua Achebe Literary Festival, which is a grand literary event celebrated annually in honour of Late Prof. Chinua Achebe.

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