ACU to train Nigerian youths on skill acquisition, others
Plans are underway by a group under the auspices of Akwete Citizens Union (ACU), to float a N5 million educational and skill acquisition fund to train young people in Nigeria.
The group said the plan is aimed at reducing the high level of poverty, illiteracy, and idleness among undergraduates and school leavers.
At an event in Abuja, to decorate some illustrious sons and daughters of Akwete-Ndoki, the Chairman of the group, Nnamdi Nwankwo, said ACU intends to continue to offer more scholarships to qualified, brilliant and indigent university leavers.
He added that they have also noticed a large army of school leavers at home who do not have any skill and have resolved to expand the empowerment scope to skill, acquisition and training for youths.
Nwankwo said the group is willing to provide loanable funds to support unemployed members in meaningful productive activities, while those who are currently employed or doing well would be encouraged with support in expanding their scope.
He explained that the funds would be domiciled in a dedicated account, managed by the cooperative society, adding that measures have been put in place to ensure prudent management of the funds to ensure accountability.
Also, Speaking, a member representing Ukwa Federal Constituency at the House of Representative, Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, stressed the need to rekindle the love the people of Akwete shared in the past, adding that what is needed most is entrepreneurship training for youths.
On his part, the National President of the National Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), Rowland Enyinna Abonta charged the people of Akwete on the need to reflect the virtues that bind them together as a people rather than that that separates them.
Noting that Akwete community has produced so many successful people in the country, Abonta regretted that the major problem is the ability to manage the successes recorded so far.
Those honoured at the event were Professor Enyinna Chuta, ESV Rowland Enyinna Abonta, Roland Asobie, Barrister Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, Dr. Reg Stanley, Captain Chinyere Kalu and Mr. Obiamarije Stanley.
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