Anglican Diocese of Lagos donates N28m for youth empowerment
In a bid to reduce unemployment among Nigerian youths, the Anglican Diocese of Lagos has disbursed the sum of ₦28,375,000 to empower 52 youths of the Church in various entrepreneurial progammmes.
The Church made the donation in its resolve to tackle unemployment, which it described as one of the major issues affecting the country’s economy and the larger society.
Diocesan Bishop of Lagos and Dean Emeritus, Church of Nigeria, Reverend Adebola Ademowo made the donation at the second session of 33rd Synod held at Our Saviour’s Church, Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos.
He the gesture was to make the beneficiaries employers of labour and help reduce the unemployment in the nation.
His words: “The rate of unemployment has increased to a worrisome level in the last few years due to the fallout from economic challenges. This problem has been widely discussed by political and economic experts while different solutions have been suggested and a wide range of measures taken to tackle it but it remains challenging.”
Ademowo revealed that the beneficiaries would engage in farming, animal husbandry, trading barbing salon, catering, equipment rentals, transportation, hairdressing, fashion designing, automobile mechanic workshops with modern gadgets, among other ventures.