Esan Youths Organization (EYO) has conferred it’s highest honour on RT. Hon. Amb. Marcus Iziegbeaya Onobun, Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, for his service to his constituency, Edo Central and the entire Edo people.
The award was presented by the Esan Youths Organization’s Chairman Board of Trustees, Amb. High Prince Eromosele Aigbojie at the Old Chambers of the Edo State House of Assembly.
In the presentation speech delivered by the President of the organization, Comrade Kingsley Ohens, he itemized the numerous people’s oriented service rendered to Edo people during the less than one year in office of RT Hon. Marcus Onobun which include the provision of two transformers to his constituency, facilitation of employment for youths, provision of scholarship to indigent students, sponsoring of bills that will help develop the state among others.
Ohens noted in his speech that Hon Onobun’s emergence as speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, brightens the hope of youths in leadership.
Amb. Aigbojie, the BoT Chairman of the organization added that Hon Onobu is a pride to the Esan Nation. “You are a pride to us and we hold you in high esteem not as the speaker but as a leader in the State. Esan Youths Organization will continue to consult with your office for guidance”, he said.
While accepting the award, Rt. Hon Marcus Onobun appreciated the Esan Youths Organization for the award. According to the young dynamic speaker, he said ” I want to see youths from Esan Youths Organization taking over leadership position in Esan land. I love your logo and the symbol. It carries Prof. Ambrose Alli and Chief Anthony Enaholo both of blessed memory. They were great people and there legacy lives on. We must strive hard to break their records and put our names in gold”, he said.
The Speaker added that “Youths should be United and focused to achieve their set goals and objectives. I commend the leadership of Esan Youths Organization for program lined up to bring development but you guys should remain united and focused and never allow big money bag leaders to hijack your structure”, he advised.
The Youths delegation also appealed to the Edo State Government through the Speaker to support the Esan Economic Revival Plans which include the establishment of cottage industries in Okpebho and Agbazilo axis of the region for the production of local food products, revamping of moribund industries in the district including the Ewu Flour Mill, Uromi Cassavita Company and Ekpoma Rice Mill. Issues of security in Esanland were also part of the appeal to the Honourable Speaker.