PRESS CONFERENCE ON ASUU/FG FACEOFF RESOLUTION
The Executive Director of AYGF in the person of Dr Arome Salifu delivered an all encompassing speech on the topic “ASUU/FG FACE OFF RESOLUTION” he appealed to both ASUU and the Federal Government to do whatever it takes to see that the ongoing strike is brought to an end.The press conference commenced at about 11:00am Nigerian time at AYGF board room where he spoke of the adverse effect of the strike on our educational sector and overall advancement as a country. He assured the general public of the organization's support to students who are victims of the ongoing confrontation and declared an open door policy to all those grossly affected. The conference had in attendance popular and diverse media organizations such as AIT, Radio Nigeria-FRCN, N.T.A, Arise Tv, Daily Trust to mention but a few. The press conference lasted for about an hour with a question and answer session and exclusive interviews with the different media organizations present. Reports on the conference were aired to the public by various media organizations present to reassure Nigerians that all non-state actors, AYGF in particular, will not rest until we have triumphed as a nation.
AYGF 16th Anniversary
Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF) on the 31st of August, 2022, held a great occasion at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Wuse Zone 4 Abuja, Nigeria in celebration of its 16 years of remarkable achievements in the areas of Migration, Public Health, Education, Livelihood, Environment and Climate Change, Democratic Governance and Prevention of Violence Extremism amongst the vulnerable and underserved population. The event consisted of a morning Town-hall meeting to reflect on several challenges confronting humanity while analyzing potential collaborations with key stakeholders to address these concerns, and an evening Cocktail to properly celebrate the organization and host all who were in attendance.
Earth Restoration Campaign
In commemoration of the 2022 World Nature Conservation Day, AYGF in partnership with PrintRite Nigeria Ltd held a Tree Planting Exercise on 28th July, 2022. This exercise was done to help fight climate change, global warming and keep the earth safe from their effects. The exercise which took place at JSS Area 11, Garki and JSS Kado- Kuchi was graced by key stakeholders such as the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Federal Ministry of Health, NIMASA, NAGGW, NCF, NOSDRA, NOA, as well as other key public, media and private stakeholders and well wishing Nigerians. These stakeholders planted almond trees at the school and the students were educated on the importance of trees and its extinction prevention measures.
In commemoration of the 2022 World Youth Skills Day, AYGF in line with her mandate to contribute to strategic interventions, advocacy and engagements that impact positively on the youthful population, held a webinar on July 15th 2022, titled “Inclusive and Relevant Technical and Vocational Educational and Training: A key to National Socio-economic Development”. The webinar which was graced by key stakeholders such as the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Federal Ministry of Education, SMEDAN, IOM, NAPTIP, Office of the SSA to the President on Job Creation, as well as other key public and private development stakeholders and well-wishing Nigerians, aimed at discussing issues revolving around low youth skills acquisition, the importance of youth skills and youth development in Nigeria.