Few days ago in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, the South African Government and the Federal Republic of Nigeria launched the Youth Led Dialogue which was adopted by South Africa Government through the then acting South Africa High Commissioner Dr. Bobby Moore in 2019, although was designed in 2018. 

The launch was held at the Presidential villa with Nigeria President, HE Muhammadu Buhari, South Africa President, HE Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, the DG of GPAEI, Amb. Badamasi Sadiq Ibrahim, DG CYMS, Comr. Amb. Obinna Nwaka, National President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Amb. Sokubi Saraigbe, the Country Rep. African Union ECOSSOC, Tunji Asaolu and leaders of several civil society organizations.

According to reports, the Youth Led Dialogue was championed and designed by Global Peace Advocacy and Empowerment Initiative under the leadership of Amb. Badamasi Sadiq Ibrahim, the DG of GPAEI and the Committee of Youth on Mobilization and Sensitisation(CYMS) under the leadership of Comr. Amb. Obinna Nwaka, the DG CYMS in partnership with African Union-ECOSSOC under representation of Tunji Asaolu, the Country Rep. and the National Youth Council of Nigeria under the leadership of Amb. Sokubo Saraigbe, whose support cannot be overemphasized.

Speaking during a reaction after the meeting which introduced the Launch of Youth Led Dialogue, the Director General of Global Peace Advocacy and Empowerment Initiative( GPAEI) noted that the launch explains extensively why the project is eminent to the process of youth sensitisation, enlargement, co-existence and national development.

However, Global Peace Advocacy and Empowerment Intiative and CYMS in partnership with NYCN and AU-ECOSSOC designed the Youth Led Dialogue to help support campaigns against Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa; promote peaceful co-existence between Nigerians and conduct national/international dialogues on issues concerning youth development for both nations.

Amb. Badamasi Sadiq Ibrahim is optimistic that the project will go a long way in deciding futuristic developments and better bilateral relationships for both nations. His organizations and other global youth organizations that participated in making the project a fruition have received commendations from notable institutions and personalities across Africa with emphasis on the huge step taken to resolve one of Africa biggest challenges. The AU-ECOSSOC Country Rep. Tunji Asaolu, and the National President of NYCN Amb. Sokubo Saraigbe welcomes the initiative and supported the project to ensure it present success.



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