Enugu: The youth wing of apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has hailed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on his youth empowerment strategies.

It was reported that Governor Ugwuanyi’s administration has sent another batch of 260 youths selected from the 17 Local Government Areas of Enugu State to Keffi, Nasarawa State, for a two-week agricultural training at CSS Global Farms.The first batch had successfully concluded their training recently at the CSS Global Farms, Keffi.

Also earlier in the month, the Ugwuanyi’s administration offered bursary to 165 Enugu students in different campuses of the Nigerian Law School across the country. In a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, the Ohanaeze Youth Council said Ugwuanyi had continued to distinguish himself in the area of youth empowerment.

In the statement signed by the OYC President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and the Secretary-General, Comrade Obinna Achionye, they noted that the Governor had endeared himself to the youth constituency.The group said it was a thing of delight that, “at a time the economy is biting hard, Governor Ugwuanyi is still making waves in human empowerment.

“We must salute the Governor for his continuous interest in the affairs of the youths, the reason the State has remained stable and peaceful. “What Governor Ugwuanyi is doing in Enugu State is one that should be emulated by his fellow governors in the South-East. “Within a very short period of time, hundreds of youths have benefited from one form of empowerment or the other from the Enugu State Government, in the areas of training, skill acquisition, education, appointment, among others.

“Ugwuanyi’s Government, right from his first tenure, appointed youths into several important positions, and the tempo has continued.“The entire youths are pleased with the Governor’s efforts and this will certainly help in sustaining the enduring peace in the Coal City State,” the group stated.

The Ohanaeze youths urged the Governor to sustain the tempo “especially in this period of despair caused by the worsening economic situation of the country.”

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