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ANAMBRA State Scout Commissioner, Levi Ezeudogu, has advocated the restoration of scouting activities in academic institutions as a strategy to combat all forms of anti-social ills presently besetting the society.

    Prince Ezeudogu made the call during the commemoration of the Founder’s Day of the Scouts movement in honour of Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell of Gilwell, held at Ezike High School, Nibo, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, recently, which featured camping and presentation of honorary awards.

    He declared that the future survival and progress of the state and nation at large depend on the younger generation as the leaders of tomorrow; hence, they require to develop their characters spiritually, socially, intellectually and physically, in order to realise their full potentials.

    “We therefore extend our effort in conjunction with the UNICEF, NAPTIP, Anambra State Child Protection Network, private individuals, parents, schools and child friendly agencies in the state in contributing immensely to the growth of our dear children to become  better and useful citizens,” he pledged.

    The commissioner noted that the event was also meant to honour both past and present leaders of the movement,l including the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Owelle of Onitsha, who was Chief Scout of Nigeria from 1960 to 1966; the late Chief C.C. Mojekwu, and the  late Chief Philip Obiano, father of Governor Willie Obiano, who was Deputy Chief Scout of the defunct Eastern Region, among others.

    He expressed appreciation to Governor Obiano for the financial assistance and donation of a 32-seater bus to the organisation as well as Justice Peter N.C. Umeadi, former Chief Justice of the state and President of Anambra State Scout Council, as veteran scouts who helped in moving the outfit forward.

Highlights of the event were road show by Boys Scouts and Girl Guides around the Awka capital city and conferment of honorary awards on some charitable people, including the former State Scout Commissioner, Chief P.M.C. Nweke, Dr Ramas Asuzu, Eze C.N. Nwajagu of Akpugoeze, Enugu State, while Amb. Eddy King Mbachu, state secretary of Nollywood group, Prince Johnbosco Okechukwu and Chief Eddy Chuks Ezeanya of the NTA fame, graced the occasion, among others.

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