Rochas Okorocha encourages youths creativity in the country as he receives a portrait painting from a distinguished youth ambassador and Artist Mmeri okoro.
Mmeri okoro, a graduate of History and international studies from the University of Nigeria Nsukka has served as a youth ambassador in several areas of service to human development, touching lives with his gift of drawing and painting. Interestingly, he has not studied the art of drawing or painting in any institution but says that practise animates mastery and this applies to all God given talents, which he encourages Nigerian and African youths to imbibe for self development to thrive always.
Governor Rochas Okorocha, a leader who believes strongly in youth development and empowerment, encourages youth creativity, skill and entrepreneurship in the country, says that a nation that encourages the gifts, talents and full potentials of the younger generation has automatically secured the future. The Governor believes that “a leader thinks about the next generation while a politician thinks about the next election”.
Mmeri Okoro has also painted several distinguished Nigerians including Nigeria’s President Goodluck jonathan, Noble laureate, Wole Soyinka, Akwaibom state governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio amongst others.
He participated actively at the 2012 National Economic Youth Summit with the theme ‘Repositioning the youth for active participation in an emerging economy’ as the only artist delegate where he showcased an amazing painting of president Goodluck Jonathan and encouraged Nigerian youth to embrace creativity for development to thrive in the country.