Blondie the Smooth talker of Abs (4th right)with the students of British Spring College and Hon. Mitchelle Onugbolu, SSA to the Governor on social Reorientation, (5th right) after the programme
The Love for Kids and Kid's Future has led Miss Sandra Akpa, Blondie the Smooth Talker of ABS (Anambra Broadcasting Service), the anchor of Spelling Bee in ABS Radio to hold the maiden teens conference tagged, Teens BootCamp with the theme: Light your Tomorrow with Today”, on Tuesday 26th September, 2017 at Prof. Kenneth Dike Digital Library. The power packed program which featured many renowned speakers, was well attended by teens from various schools whose horizons were also widened. The philanthropic Blondie, the Smooth talker who in her address stated the objective of the program which was to reorientate the teens on the need to understand the word SEX not as that which is only meant for the married but also as a personality.
In his Lecture about the Sexual being of Male and female, a renowned public speaker and lecturer, department of Applied Biochemistry in UNIZIK, Prof. Ubaji Kingsley Ikechukwu beckoned on the teens to raise their glory and personality by mostly keeping to their self esteem and cleanliness. He ascertained that men are not polygamous but are created to love. Therefore, they should cherish their being likewise women. “Your body speaks for you” he said and your carriage determines your personality. He added that the teens should glory in their age as it is a wonderful thing of nature to experience the puberty stage of life. Nevertheless, he warned them to abstain from that which may mar their future especially, staying in a lonely place with an opposite sex as these may cause a hormonal rise in the body which they might not be able to handle.
“Your future is in your hands” said Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University to the teens in a brief talk. She maintained that they should indeed light up their tomorrow with their today as it is still hay. She further explained that the teenage age is a dangerous time of life as any mistake may vandalize one’s future. So, she advised that they should focus and take their studies seriously. She urged parents to love and cherish their children and be a light unto them that they will be those leaders they are expected to be. She also told parents to help their teens make wise decisions as these will affect them in the nearest future.
“We've indeed lost our culture and heritage and our language gone into exile” said HRM Igwe Chukwuemekalum Ilouno of Ifitedunu to the teens. He made this statement while he was delivering his lecture on the extinction of Igbo Culture and Language at the programme. He established that anybody who doesn't know his culture or language is lost. His Majesty encouraged the parents and teachers to speak and teach Igbo Language and Culture to the young minds as these will enable them know the importance of culture and so bring back the dying Igbo Culture and Language.
“You are Unique and peculiar” said Prof. Vivian in her talk titled, “Girl – Boy Relationship”, to the vibrant minds at the event. This was even as she also warned the teens to keep their body holy as the temple of God, not giving in to immorality most especially pre-marital sex. She urged them to love themselves as these will enable them bring out the best of them. She further stressed the need of self identity hence they should discover who they are and leave up to their discovery.
Hon. Afam Mbanefo, Commissioner for Agriculture, Anambra State who was well represented by Mrs. Ify Uzoka, called for a rethink to go back to nature, in her lecture titled, 'Know Your Crop'. She said, “Think organic, think life”. She numerated the dangers of living on artificial food and drugs and the harm that it has caused human and society at large. She called on everybody to be preservers of plants and herbs, as these will enable us live long. She further advised all to live a life worthy of emulation especially the teens whom she advised to be careful of their actions as these may influence their tomorrow. Mrs. Uzoka encouraged all to establish good relationship between one another as this preserves culture.
Hon. Mitchelle Onugbolu, SSA to the Governor on Social Reorientation, in a short speech enjoined the teens to put into practice what they've been taught and make for a brighter future. She also called on parents to leave a trail for their children to follow.
During his vote of thanks, Prince Sir Akpa expressed his sincere gratitude to all who deemed it necessary to attend the programme, especially Hon. Mitchelle Onugbolu who amidst her busy schedules, was present from the beginning to the end of the program. He thanked the Management of ABS for such a great opportunity granted his daughter to achieve her dreams.
Blondie, the smooth talker, in her closing remarks thanked the almighty for a successful event. She heartily thanked the Director of ABS, Nze Uche Nworah for being a father and a boss and all her colleagues who have in different ways supported her in her achievement so far. She also thanked the teens for honouring her call and prayed God to bless and keep them and also Christ Embassy Teens Group who spiced the event with drama, Music and dance.