Skill Acquisition Way Forward For Nigerian Youths, Ikpeazu Says As Over 300 Benefit From Abia Govt’s Empowerment Scheme


Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State,
has granted Educational Financial Support to Fifty (50)students of the Ngwa Unity Forum( NGWA RANT) in fulfillment of an earlier promise made to members of the group.
Governor Ikpeazu also handed over One Hundred (100)Sewing machines, Forty Seven (47) Make-up Kits and Thirty (30)Barbing Kits with Generators to members of the Forum.

Recall that members of the group recently visited the Governor and appealed for assistance to their members who had learnt skills but did not have money to buy start up tools.

Performing the ceremony,on Sunday, at the Governor’s Lodge Aba, Governor Ikpeazu described skill acquisition as a way forward for Nigerian Youths and noted that his administration places great premium on human development through skills.

The Governor said his adminstration has sponsored many entrepreneurs on overseas trainings to Dubai,China and other countries for international exposure and encouraged the beneficiaries to extend the same gesture to others by training one person each in return as well as build their business on the foundation of Integrity which he said is an important human attribute.

He made a case for citizens to patronize home made goods for entrepreneurial growth and support and also advised the youths to always channel their problems, challenges and concerns properly as his administration will not relent to give them audience and support.


Earlier, a Senior Aide to the Governor on Social Investment, Mr Chinenye Nwaogu
thanked Governor Ikpeazu for keeping to his resolution to approach youth development through skills acquisition, a development which has supported the economic expansion of the state and has helped in reducing poverty in the State.

According to Mr Nwaogu, the efforts of Governor Ikpeazu administration in the SME sector has improved the livelihood of the citizens as reflected in the recent report of National Bureau of Statistics and advised the beneficiaries to utilize the opportunity for their personal growth.

Responding on behalf the members, the Co-ordinator, Ngwa Unity Forum, Mr Nkemjika Nnadozie expressed great appreciation to Governor Ikpeazu for providing the youths with empowerment tools earlier before the 3 weeks deadline he promised and assured that proper monitoring of the tools will be done.


The Commissioner for Youth Development, Barrister Charles Esonu,his Trade and Investment counterpart, Chief John Okiyi Kalu , DG Abia Mass Mobilization Agency, Chief Paddy Anyatonwu and Business Mugul, Elder Raymond Aliga, MON witnessed the event.