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Foundation empowers 200 Imo youths to check restiveness

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To reduce youth restiveness and raise the standard of living in Obowo council area of Imo State, Onugotu Obowo Foundation (OOF) has trained 200 unemployed youths on information communications technology (ICT) and fashion design.

Consequently, the beneficiaries were given computer sets, sewing machines and other empowerment items besides startup capital.

Addressing the event that held at the council’s headquarters in Otoko, the convener and chairman of the foundation’s board of trustees (BoT), Ike Ibe, urged the recipients to make judicious use of the materials.

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Ibe, who is a former speaker of the state House of Assembly, observed that the gesture would enable the receivers make good living and contribute meaningfully to the betterment of their families, communities and the society at large.

He said: “It is noteworthy that our cooperative society has stabilised and added so much value to development of micro businesses in our area.

“I sincerely thank all donors, sponsors and benefactors for keeping faith with OOF and believing in my vision for the formation of this organisation.

“Our vision is anchored on creating a better society where love for leadership, positively nurtured minds, values and skills is the order of the day.”

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Also speaking, the foundation’s president, Dr. Godfrey Nneji, stated that despite the challenges of the outgone year, the group was able to reach out and impact lives of many indigents in the area.

He disclosed that plans had been concluded to train 100 more youths in various skills, adding that the trainees would be presented with capital to start viable enterprises upon graduation.

Nneji continued: “We are happy to announce that we have done our best to positively impact lives of our people, especially the indigents among us.

“And by the grace of God, in 2021, we are committed to empowering more of our youths as part of efforts to curb restiveness and crime.”

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