A renowned television personality and organiser of The Lee Talent Reality TV Show, Lilian Ngozi (LEE), has urged government at all levels to redirect the minds of the youths to useful ventures by engaging them in activities that will help them discovering and harnessing their talents especially in the areas of entertainment for the growth and development of the country and Delta State in particular.
Ngozi stated this over the weekend in Warri, Delta State, when she showcased The Lee Talent Reality TV Show tittled” Discover the You in You,” decrying the involvement of youths in social vices such as kidnapping, armed robbery, drug trafficking, yahoo yahoo, amongst others.
She said, she decided to organise the programme to incalcate on the youths that they have talents in them to make them live a worthy life and not to see crimes as only way to success.
She said, “There is nobody born without talents, what matters is to discover, harness such talents and put them into good use not only for the person and the family but the society at large”.
She said although it was not easy for her to raise funds to embark on the project, she finds it necessary to do it because many youths are not aware of the talents they have in them.
She therefore challenged government, corporate organizations, well meaning Nigerians both at home and the diaspora to support entertainment to redirect the youths to useful ventures which in turn will enable them shun social vices.
She said, “Many youths don’t even know the talents in them. As you saw today yourselves, many of them did well in dancing, acrobatics, acting, singing and others and they are going home with various prizes.”
While admonishing youths to shun social vices as there are no gains in engaging in them, she urged them to engage in talent show such as this in order to make them useful to themselves, their families and the society at large.
She said, “l will not hesitate to receive financial assistance from the government, corporate organisations, well meaning Nigerians both at home and abroad because the project is capital intensive.”
While appreciating God for success of the programme, she thanked the contestants who were able to make it to finals and won various prizes for the day, urging them not to rest on their oars but soar on. She also charged those who could not get a prize not to give up as they could win some other time.
The highlight of the programme was the presentation of cash prizes of one hundred thousand (#100,000 :00 ) for the Ist position, fifty thousand (#50,000:00) went for 2nd position while the 3rd position smiled home with thirty thousand naira (#30,000:00) all with other items such as stoves , electric fans, gas cookers, and other consolation prizes amidst jubilation.