By Nnodim Dan

A sensitization programme designed to strengthen the drive, focus and  consciousness of youths is to hold in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The one-day event which would take place on November 25, 2021 at the auditorium of the State Ministry of Women Affairs is expected to attract youths from across the 23 Local Government Areas.

The Commissioner of Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim who addressed the press in Port Harcourt Monday said the sensitization effort will be co-sponsored by his Ministry and a young essayist aged 18, Sophia Awajibenem E. Oyibo.

Sophia who is now a brand ambassador of the Ministry came tops in an essay competition initiated under an advocacy campaign hash tagged “OurStateOurResponsibility#”

“I wish to publicly acknowledge the rare qualities of this young lady who within the few months of her being the Ambassador of the Ministry of Information and Communications has continued to arouse the interest of the youths in Rivers State”, Nsirim stressed.

He said Miss Oyibo, an energetic role model, is helping to encourage other youths “to understand and embrace the advocacy campaign championed by the Ministry.”

The Commissioner announced that as part of the advocacy campaign designed to showcase the State and the talents of its people, the Ministry of Information and Communications has decided to initiate a theme song contest.

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“To this end, the Ministry of Information and Communications is calling for entries for theme song competition for the advocacy campaign.

“Our desire in rolling out this theme song competition is to ensure that our best and brightest creative minds are given the opportunity to be innovative.

“We want our people to put their creative talents to work by searching for breakthrough ideas through thinking”, the Commissioner explained.

He said it was important to note that for any theme song to scale the hurdle, it would have “to align and match the hashtag OurStateOurResponsibility.”

While thanking the media for the support that the advocacy campaign has enjoyed, Nsirim said that all who live and do business in Rivers State were free to participate the contest.