Group, students task Ikpeazu on youth empowerment
The Lagos State wing of the Abia State Youth Development Organisation (ASYDO), Igbo students in Yaba College of Technology and the University of Lagos have called on Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to empower Nigerian youths, especially those of Abia origin.
While congratulating the governor on his recent Supreme Court victory, they restated their quest to see the youths of the country empowered and productively engaged.
Speaking at a joint meeting, the National President of ASYDO, Obinna Ehumadu called on the Abia State government to get closer to Abia people in the Diaspora, especially the youth with a view to acquainting themselves with the challenges they face and help them become better youths.
“I thank the government for the recent developments in the state, the recent empowerment of 120 youths who were taken to China to learn shoe production. It is a good way of securing their future and we expect to see more of that,” he said.
The patron of the association, Ifeanyi Okorie said that his passion was to see the Nigerian youth, especially the Abia youth make progress and assured that he would try his best to see that the state government continues to carry the youth along.
“Some companies are in Aba now handling shoe production in order to make Aba the home of the highest shoe production hub in Africa. I thank the government of Ikpeazu for sharing in the youth dream because when you empower the youth, everything moves forward and crime rate reduces,” he added.
Also speaking, Igwe Ngozi Ibekwe pleaded with the state government to make more effort at developing the state adding that could only be achieved with the youth support, both at home and in the Diaspora.
“I plead with the governor to listen more to the youth in the state,” he said.
President of the Igbo Students Union, University of Lagos, Chukwuemeka Ezekiel pointed out the challenges they face in school, saying some of them drop out of school because of tuition fees even in their second year and called on Ikpeazu to help, especially those who are willing to continue but lack the funding.