Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodimma has flagged off the disbursement of N4billion Naira to over 15,000 Imo youths who were trained in different vocations and skills.
This is in fulfillment of his administration promise to gainfully engage the youths in governance and make them contribute to the economic growth of the state.
Speaking at the disbursement ceremony held at Dan Anyiam Stadium Owerri Imo State,the Governor stated that the empowerment exercise was to meaningfully engage the youths so as to prepare them for future challenges and equally discouraged them from engaging in various of crime .
“You have often heard it said that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop, keeping you busy will save you from temptation. Sociology experts believe that there is correlation between unemployment and crime.
“Our goal is to get you employed and keep you away from crime. Do not disappoint yourself and the Government” Uzodimma said.
“My administration is not a promise and fail, I mean every word I say to you”,he reiterated.
Governor Hope Uzodimma further expressed the readiness of his administration dedicate last Saturday of every June as IMO YOUTH DAY.
He however assured that the empowerment exercise would be sustained.