Enugu lawmaker, Hon Johnson Okwudilichukwu Chukwuobasi has pledged to support over 100 youths and women who are into skill and trade business in its maiden programme tagged “HON JOHNSON YOUTH WITH SKILLS/TRADE SUPPORT PROGRAME”
Chukwuobasi, who represents Awgu south State Constituency in Enugu State House of Assembly stated this on Monday when he spoke to ugamatv in an exclusive interview.
He added that the functionality, growth and development of any community lies on the youths, adding that their active participation in skills and businesses could be a better means of reducing youth restiveness and reduction of poverty in the society.
Hon Johnson, who is also the House Committee Chairman on Poverty Reduction, MDGS/SDGS, stated also that his arm for organising the event is to presents to the Teaming Youths of Awgu South Constituency with great opportunities for self-actualization with the programe.
“Maiden programmes of such is initiated by my humble self, i intend to capture at least 100 people in this first phase, 50 youths and 50 women across the six wards in Awgu south state constituency.
“Out of the hundred people , we will share it among the wards so it can get to everyone, if you in business already and domiciled in Awgu, then you are qualified to pick the form” he stated.
The lawmaker further stated that the support programe which shall be strictly for only those domciled in Awgu is to enable those in the rural areas who dont have much capital to finance and expand their business to do so.
Adding that why the programe is strictly for those in the rural area is because each time there is such programes, many people return from wherever they are to grab the opportunity while those domiciled in the communities are denied the opportunities.
“This programme is strictly for those domiciled in Awgu and not for indigens of Awgu who resides in the urban cities or other states.
“Each time there is such programes, many people return from wherever they are to grab the opportunity while those domiciled in the communities are denied the opportunities.
“This are the people who we run to each time there is any need, each time there is election or any problem, we call on them.
“I believe this will also jmprove the economy of my constituency in general he stated.
He therefore urged youths, women in awgu utilize the opportunity to better their lives and businesses as it will be truely fair for everyone.
” go to Awgu Local government Council Headquarters, Office of the Chairman’s SPA on special duties. C/o Mr Euzibus Okolo. From Monday 5th July 2021 for the collection of forms as selection of beneficiaries shall be strictly on completion of the application form. Statin that qualified youths will be contacted on or before 8th July.
“You don’t need to know anybody before you can pick the form, you dont need any connection or anything, all you need is to have an already existing business you are doing, then just go to the local government headquarters, pick the form, fill it, following all the instructions and submit. Those who successfully completed the forms will be contacted. ” he said.
According to the the Hon Chukwuobasi, the programme which is dated to begin on friday 9th july, 2021, shall be a historic event in Awgu local government headquarters.
He therefore, extended his Invitation to all the stakeholders of Awgu, Traditional Rulers, PG’s of Autonomous Communities among others , say “they are graciously invited “
Chukwu cheta gi, cheta onye ozo!