An 11-year -old Naomi Oloyede was selected by NGO Step Up For Social Development and Empowerment in Nigeria in collaboration with United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to represent the country at a High-Level Conference in Vienna, Austria, after an outstanding performance in a debate on “How to combat corruption in Nigeria.
A Nigerian Naomi Oloyode spoke at “The Education for Justice (E4J), High-Level Conference on Corruption” and her speech received a standing ovation by over 200 global stakeholders from both the education and justice sectors.
The chaperone of the trip, Mrs Comfort Oloyede, says “the event allowed policymakers from Ministries of Education and Justice, educators and academia, to build bridges and propose innovative ways to empower the future generation of change-makers.”
As a representative for children at the conference focusing on Education for the Rule of Law, Naomi said the conference sought ways young ones could contribute their quota to society by being law-abiding which would inturn secure them a peaceful and fruitful future.
Naomi said “The event is organised by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The speech I gave attracted a standing ovation from everybody there. I was proud of myself and my country, Nigeria, which I represented.”
She availed the event to urge the leaders and policymakers to make the world a better, safer and more inclusive place for children.
Naomi said ” the future of the children and the youth are in the hands of policymakers. that the youth ought to join hands together to make the world a better place to stay in the future.”
“We want to grow up in a place where there is peace and where the rule of law is respected,” she added