Abia Governor, Chief Theodore Orji says the youth empowerment programme of his government has helped to reduce crime, unemployment and youth restiveness in the state.
He stated this at the Government house, Umuahia while receiving from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of E-Forge Solutions Ltd, Mr. Emeka Onyekonwu a Volkswagen Passat vehicle to boost the Youth Empowerment programme of the Abia state government.
He said that the youth Empowerment programme of his government has benefitted and made many youths useful in addition to providing employment to them.
According to the Governor, apart from giving out vehicles to the youths, his administration has also established skills acquisition centers and trained many youths in various skills to become self reliant and useful citizens and used the forum to thank the donor of the vehicle, Mr. Emeka Onyekonwu for his interest in the welfare of youths.
He urged other well meaning Nigerians to donate to assist the government to better the lots of the youths.
Earlier in his speech, Mr. Onyekonwu said he was moved to donate the vehicle due to the passion the Governor has for the welfare of the youths, noting that chief TA Orji has made empowerment of Abia youths his priority.