Jamesibechi.com Person of the Year (Youth Ambassador) and Senior Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom on Administration, Comr. Austin Agada, responds on his award. In his acceptance speech, he humbly eulogizes his uncle, Hon. George Alli, who picked the online news medium’s LG chairman of the Year. Both Agada and Alli were honoured on the same day by jamesibechi.com, an online news portal.
I want to be very brief. My immediate boss, an uncle, a brother and a friend (George Alli) has said it all. I can go on and on to tell you what George stands for. I am saying this because I want to see that from the selections of the jamesibechi.com awardees, especially that of George Alli has given me the belief of what JamesIbechi.com stands for, because there can be no any other person than Hon. Alli considering his high level of performance in the year under review.
I want to borrow from James Ibechi’s words that jamesibechi.com does not stand for any pecuniary gain, rather gains from service to humanity, promotion of humanity and development of our communities.
I want to thank you people for finding me and Hon. Alli worthy of the honour. Hon. Alli has been a leading light in our own generation and most of the things some of us do, we copied from him. And that is the truth.
I am very surprised because I never knew the little things I have been doing were important enough to earn me this honour jamesibechi.com has done me.
If people say they want to honor or recognise the little you have done it is not simply saying you should lose track but do more. I thank you people very much.
George has never praised himself, there are lots of things he has done that people don’t showcase and he doesn’t say anything.
I believe in his style. He is among the people that have done Governor and the people proud.
Of course we are all in this government; the truth is that we also have one or two efficient men. He (George Alli) is among those that have been able to cover for us and we appreciate it.
The issue of coming close and rubbing minds together, I am always available, contributions can also be in ideas and any form; but I cannot also shy away from whatever God has given me to also add it up to this very nobble organization, I thank and appreciate you people.
BRIEF ABOUT AUSTIN AGADA
Austin Agada is a vibrant and articulative activist, a former student unionist Par Excellence.
During the university days, Austin was reputable for mobilizing students against social vices, intimidation and oppression of students by both the school management and government of the day; he is a dynamic advocate of Youth Empowerment and Development; a crusader for youth in position of authority and a vanguard of a better society with youths as critical stakeholders.
These are some of the virtues that have transported this distinguished Comrade (Austin) into our modern day politics, while he has sustained this rare mien of emancipating the youth from confines of mere object political machinations.
Today, Austin is a trailblazer, a pathfinder and a forerunner of the Benue Youth, to redirect their path towards the rediscovery of their destiny.
He is a most widely accepted young man across the three Senatorial zones of Benue State. Go to Gboko, that is where he is more famous among the people: and other Tiv speaking communities than the Idoma axis that he comes from; he is the bridge connecting his generation and the older bloc.
A refined politician with modest perspective, Austin is very accommodating with a high sense of generosity.
Austin is a charismatic youth leader with a special grace in mentorship, which has stand him out among his peers and those he meets in activism.
He was born in Jos to the family of late Peter Okpeh Omoha of Ai-Odu, Ehaje Owukpa in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State.
He started out at Police Children School, Jos; attended Federal Government College Nise, Anambra state.
He is a graduate of Benue State University, Makurdi.