The Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has handed over One Hundred Sewing machines, Forty Seven Make-up Kits and Thirty Barbing Kits with Generators to members of the Ngwa Unity Forum (Ngwa Rant) in fulfillment of his promise made two weeks ago.
Performing the ceremony at the Governor’s Lodge Aba, Governor Ikpeazu also gave Education Financial Support to fifty students as against the Thirty that the Forum requested for and described skill acquisition as the way forward for Nigerian youths.
He noted that his administration places great premium on human development through skills and has sponsored many entrepreneurs on overseas trainings to places like Dubai and China for international exposure.
He encouraged the beneficiaries to extend the same gesture to others by training one person each in return as well as build their businesses on integrity which is an important human attribute.
The Governor while making case for citizens to patronize home made goods for entrepreneurial growth and support also advised the youths to always channel their problems, challenges and concerns properly as his administration will not relent to give them audience and support that will help them stand.
Earlier, Senior Aide to the Governor on Social Investments Mr. Chinenye Nwaogu thanked Governor Ikpeazu for keeping to his resolution to approach youth development through skills acquisition, a development which he said has supported the economic expansion of the state as well as helped in reducing poverty in the State and advised the beneficiaries to utilize the opportunity for their personal growth.
Responding on behalf the members, the Co-ordinator Ngwa Rant, Mr Nkemjika Nnadozie appreciated the Governor for true his promise and assured the proper monitoring of the tools.
Our Aba zonal Correspondent Chinyere Francis Anyaogu reports that the Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr Charles Esonu Onyedikachi, his Trade and Investment counterpart – Chief John Okiyi Kalu, DG Abia Mass Mobilization Agency – Chief Paddy Anyatonwu and an entrepreneur, Elder Raymond Aliga, witnessed the ceremony.