Youths of Peoples Democratic Party have described the Humanitarian award conferred Comrade Austin Okai on the United Nations Economic and Social Council, UNESC, as reward for excellent service.
Comrade Okai, a youth leader of the party and national coordinator of Peoples Democratic Party Youths Frontiers, was on Thursday recognized by UNESC and conferred with a Humanitarian award by the United Nations body for his contribution to humanity.
Comrade Okai, a chartered accountant, has been a champion for political, economic and social change for several years in Nigeria and Kogi state where he hails from.
The consistency of Comrade Okai in the call for social, economic and political justice, has earned him myriads of commendations from individuals and groups within and outside Nigeria. Though it has equally attracted the brutality of Kogi state government, which deployed state apparatchik in bid to silence him.
Reacting to the recognition by the global body, youths of PDP under the banner of Coalition of PDP Youths Groups, described Comrade Okai as a worthy youth leader and ambassador.
“Comrade Okai is one of our youth leaders of PDP. His stance for social and political justice and advocacy for humanity make him an ideal fit for this award”, Comrade Tamunotonye Inioribo stated this on behalf of the group on Thursday.
Continuing, Comrade Tamunotonye stated that;
“The youths of PDP are grateful to the United Nations and United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESC) for recognising and awarding one of our own, Comrade Austin Okai, who has consistent shown leadership and capacity in all areas of endeavors. He is indeed a role model to other youths of the party and Nigeria in general. We are proud of him, we are glad to associate with him as one of our leaders, and we congratulate him on his well deserved award”.