By John Ndu
Enugwu-Agidi (Njikoka LGA), Jan, 13, 2021 (MOI) Enugwu-Agidi Youths in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra, have resolved to deploy every possible measures to ensure lasting peace and development in the town.
This was announced when the best youths of the Enugwu-Agidi community gathered for their annual get-together, geared toward promoting unity in the community.
The event organised by the community youth organisation, held at the Palace Hall of their traditional ruler, Igwe Michael Okekeuche.
Reading his address, the President of the community, Mr Daniel Egbuonu noted that part of the reasons for the event was to appreciate those, who had been contributing immensely toward the development of the town.
Mr Egbuonu said that since he assumed office on April 29, 2020 and had within the short time, achieved tremendously, vis-à-vis some projects that he attracted to the community.
Mr Egbuonu listed some of the achievements irrespective of the COVID-19 pandemic, to include, establishment of Enugu Agidi Computer Training Centre, for youths to acquire technological knowledge before gaining admission into tertiary institutions.
“After the establishment of the computer training centre, we considered the need for security measures. With the help of Lady Helen Ekesi and family, we resolved the security issues.
“We are embarking on creating an e-Agidi collection, where we will identify some Enugu Agidi youths, who will want to learn some trade of their choice. If it is shoe production, we will pay for two rooms in Aba, Abia State, to train two youths annually.
“This shoe production training will last for six months. After the first batches, the second batch will proceed and it goes on like that.
“At the end, those people will be able to employ and train others. It will be made public online. These and more empowerment programmes will then be actualised by the youths organization,’’ Egbuonu explained.
In his speech titled: “Youth integration: A Sine Qua Non for Sustainable Peace and Development in Enugu Agidi,’’ an international figure, Sen. Gab Okoye, recognised youths as vital organs of every society.
He urged them to engage in meaningful activities to better their lives and project the community, instead of promoting disunity and getting involved in activities that were inimical to the community.
Sen. Okoye enjoined the leaders of the community to fashion out measures to empower youths in various cooperatives and start ups, a microfinance for the good of the community.
The Chairlady, Enugu-Agidi Brotherly Union (EBU), Mrs Mercy Onubiyi said the women were in support of youths activities in the community.
She urged them to come together so as to form a developmental force for the community.
Sir Dan Okekenta, who spoke on “Mending The Crack on the wall of our brotherhood: the role of the youths’’ regretted that some parents and elders would empower youths with arms to be thugs, while their children would be sent out to be educated abroad.
Okekenta expressed dismay over some youths, who did not value education and dignity in labour but rather engaged in a quick money syndrome that had terminated many lives.
He urged them to embrace God and be committed to their various skills, as God would surely promote them higher.
Installation of grand patron, patrons and patroness as well as presentation of awards featured at the occasion. (MOI)