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The Bridge Youth Newsletter October, 2013

Posted by marcusakor on October 14, 2013 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Good day dear Friends and Supporters of The Bridge Youth Development Foundation, It is a great pleasure to welcome you on The Bridge Youth Flight Newsletter 1, Youth Development in Action, Otukpo, Benue State. On behalf of the pilots Marcus and Team Members, we thank you for choosing this flight. My name is Marcus Edibogi Akor, I will help you during the whole Journey!

Friends and Supporters, may I have your attention please, It’s safe and short flight, we’ll ask you fasten your seat belt, however, we’ll appreciate if you set aside few minutes to read our Flight Newsletter. Thank you for your understanding and now please click:, download the Flight newsletter, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight!

Yours Sincerely,

Marcus Edibogi Akor,


The Bridge Youth Development Foundation,

Phone: +2347038691281, +2348053849232

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Skype: marcusakor



Pre-Independence Day Debate

Posted by marcusakor on August 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Bridge Youth Development Foundation, Organization of Leaders meeting will be holding a debate titled "Nigeria has gained freedom but not independence" on 21st September, 2013. Watch out for the day....

Zone C Benue Youth Leadership Conference

Posted by marcusakor on August 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Statistics has shown that a large chunk of Nigerian youths are very talented and full of potentials but such talents are unfortunately wasted. These potentials can be channeled towards individual and national development. Lack of competencies, entrepreneurial skills and disconnection from societal and economic mainstreams have negated young people from living meaningful and productive lives.


This era is an era in which there is a rising search for 21st century empathetic leadership and governance to mitigate our challenges and transform Nigeria into a world class nation. The potential contributions of young people in Nigeria is compromised by a host of challenges including but not limited to high vulnerability to poverty, low value orientation, restiveness, increasing level of drug addiction and usage, general breakdown in moral values and norms. It is no wonder that there is a rising and growing re-engaging and activism among youth with government for better governance.


The affirmative is that there is a rising civic consciousness among our teeming youth, the prevailing opportunity is in empowering the youth with the requisite 21st century skills and knowledge that can make our engagement and activism effective and impactful. There is indeed a rising critical mass of youth, positive change is imminent, the tipping point looks not from afar but within the horizon, persons of determination can tilt the balance but it takes persons of imagination and skill to nurture transformation.


Zone C Benue Youth Leadership Conference (theme: bringing out the ideal leadership qualities in young leaders) aims to help young leaders of various groups in the nine (9) Local Government of Zone C, Benue State to discover their leadership potential. The conference targets to bring together 200 young leaders from across Zone C, Benue State for 1 day conference to deepen their leadership, peace building, human rights, democracy and good governance knowledge.


While the organizers will take care of lunch and course materials, other expenses like accommodation and logistics are at participants’ cost.


We are very excited to open the Call for Application to interested youths from Zone C, Benue State across Nigeria to apply for Zone C Benue Youth Leadership Conference.


What Zone C Benue Youth Leadership Conference Offers:

• Admission Slots for 200 young leaders within Nigeria.

• 2 days exciting, intensive and interesting workshop.

• Knowledge based sessions and focus group discussions and activities.

• Opportunity to challenge and improve your personal leadership influence and impact.

• Opportunity to meet and engage with young emerging leader around Nigeria.

You will not remain the same after completing this academy.


Youth group (Church, Community, Mosque, Associations) leaders, Undergraduates, Graduates, Corp Members, Students, from Zone C, Benue State across Nigeria between the ages of 15 – 40 years.


Registration Fee:

All participants are expected to pay a subsidized non refundable registration fee of one thousand naira only (# 1,000) into the account whose detail is provided below, on or before Tuesday 24th September, 2013. Hence, ensure you call or text Marcus: 07038691281 to confirm your payment (please come along with a copy of your bank payment voucher to complete your registration at the venue).

Account Name: The Bridge Organization

Bank Name: First Bank of Nigeria Plc

Account Number: 200-598-5399


You can also register at the following location in Zone C, Benue State:

Idoma National Forum Secretariat, No 1, Rice Mill road Otukpo

The Bridge Office, Bhd Grace of God mission, after St. Jude Church, Zone HB, Otukpo

NYSC Office, Otukpo Local Government Council Secretariat, Otukpo, Benue State.


Application Submission Closing Date:

Tuesday 24th September, 2013.

Send an email or text with your name, sex, age and place of origin to [email protected], or [email protected] with subject title Zone CBNYL Application

Zone C Youth Leadership Conference Service Lines:

+234 7038691281, +234 8053849232