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Abia State expands youth empowerment scheme

20 February 2015, 08:52Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Abia State government has launched the second phase of its youth empowerment programme.

A total of 30 cars have been distributed to youths from Ikwuano Local Government Area for free while a bus was also given to National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Abia State University chapter.

Speaking before handing over the vehicles to the beneficiaries, Governor Theodore Orji, noted that some people from the council had earlier benefitted from the programme.

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“Government wants the best for the people of the state. Apart from providing immediate employment for the youths, the vehicles have enhanced their status and more importantly, enhanced the free and easy movement of people within and outside the State.

The governor also pointed out that Abia State ranked high in youth empowerment in the federation.

“Apart from the free vehicles, our administration is training youths on various skill acquisition programmes in several centres and liberation farms in the state.”

He charged the beneficiaries to use the vehicles judiciously.

Orji pledged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Okezie Ikpeazu, would continue the empowerment programme if elected in the upcoming elections.

- CAJ News


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