The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has empowered three hundred people in Orumba North and South Local Government Areas of Anambra state.
“They provided the people with vocational skill training and empowered the youths, men and women having met with the criteria for the empowerment.
Tribune Online gathered that the Empowerment which took place at the UNICEF Experimental Primary School Ufuma, Akpu, yesterday, saw the young men and women of the communities under the two local governments empowered with sewing equipments, generator sets and clippers for barbing salon, hair dryers for hairdressing and grinding machines to enable them set up businesses in their various locations.
The Managing Director of the Nigeria Port Authority, Mrs Hadiza Bala Usman, represented by the Senior Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication, Nigerian Ports Authority, Lagos, Mrs Eunice Mba, earlier charged them to be productive with those equipment reassuring them of more empowerment in the future if this opportunity is well utilized.
She added that the aim was to ensure that the youths are meaningfully engaged which is geared towards eradication of unemployment, poverty and crime in the society.
In an opening remark at Orumba North empowerment venue, Ufuma, the Transition Chairman, Orumba North council area, Hon. Obinna Ikwueto who commended the initiator and sponsors of the event, assured of proper monitoring to ensure the equipment are put to proper and optimal use.
On his part, an indigene of Akpu community, Mr Nkem Onuigbo said he was able to attract the project for his people due to the good relationship he has with the Nigerian Ports Authority.
Some of the beneficiaries including, Mr Anayo Ikekpeazu and Chidera Nwankwo both from Ufuma, who received grinding machine and hairdryer respectively, assured that they will utilize the equipment, and prayed God to bless the benefactor.
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