Ondo First Lady makes case for Nigerian Youths

Iheanacho (left), Anyanwu-Akeredolu (middle), and Ikpe (right), at the event.
Iheanacho (left), Anyanwu-Akeredolu (middle), and Ikpe (right), at the event.

BETTY Anyanwu-Akeredolu, wife of Ondo State governor, has made a case for the Nigerian youths, saying the future of the country belong to them. Speaking during the unveiling of Dozie Mezie Owerri’s Empowerment and Job Centre, the Ondo State first lady said: “It is unrealistic for us to imagine a great future if we do not empower the youths or give them the abilities and opportunities to succeed.

“For those who follow me and my projects, both here in Imo State and in Ondo State, you know that one of my passions is empowering young people; skill development and value creation. A youth employment centre is a project which I greatly applaud.”

Iheanacho (2nd left), Anyanwu-Akeredolu (middle), and Ikpe (2nd right).
Iheanacho (2nd left), Anyanwu-Akeredolu (middle), and Ikpe (2nd right).

The Dozie Mezie Owerri, DMO, a foremost social cultural association of Owerri professionals and statesmen with active membership across the country and in diaspora is committed to fostering social, economic and cultural development of Owerri people and Owerri nation.

While congratulating the DMO on their accomplishments, Anyanwu-Akeredolu urged them to remain focused and not allow the centre to fail.

In his welcome address, Okay Ikpe, the council chairman Dozie Mezie Owerri, said the Central Council of DMO decided to take a more pragmatic steps and process after a very  careful and creative thought to reverse  the trend by creating a youth empowerment and job centre.

Iheanacho ( right), Anyanwu-Akeredolu (middle), and Ikpe (left).
Iheanacho ( right), Anyanwu-Akeredolu (middle), and Ikpe (left).

According to Ikpe, the job centre will focus on employment, training and retraining programs, scholarship, career guidance, job monitoring, funding of small entrepreneurs among other things.

Emmanuel Iheanacho former minister for Interior, and G.E. Okoroafor, Anglican bishop of Egbu, were among the dignitaries at the event.

– Apr. 3, 2018 @ 18:12 GMT

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