Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has reiterated the commitment of his administration in ensuring a better future for youths in the State.
The Governor disclosed this on Saturday at the disbursement of 250,000 naira empowerment fund to 15,000 youths who were trained on various essential skills, which includes, fish farming, hairdressing, tailoring, barbing, among others.
â€œWe are taking a practical step in the actualization of our prosperity agenda. Our Shared Prosperity Programme is not just a mantra but a manifestation of our resolve to empower Imo People, particularly the youths, not only economically but also politicallyâ€. Uzodinma stated
He further said, that his administration means every word when it talks about empowering the youths as future leaders of tomorrow.
Uzodinma opined, â€œThe only guarantee that the youths of today can truly be the leaders of tomorrow is by ensuring that such youths are empowered today so that tomorrow they can be economically strong to assert themselves as leaders, because we understand clearly that our future as a nation and as a state, lies in the quality of youths we have today, we are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that we secure the future for our youths by providing for their todayâ€.
The Number one citizen stressed that the empowerment will help keep youths away from social vices, as he declared last Saturday of June in every year as Youth day in Imo State.
â€œI am delighted to inform you that as part of my governmentâ€™s determination to engage our youths more proactively and make them more relevant, I will institute a forum for your yearly regular interaction, to take necessary steps to encourage you to take up the role of playing advocacy for peace for a crime-free Imo state. I am therefore delighted to dedicate the last Saturday in June every year, as Imo Youth Dayâ€. Gov. Hope Uzodinma