By Salisu Sani-Idris
The Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) has partnered with the Ugwumba Centre for Leadership Development to ensure the attainment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s target of uplifting 100 million Nigerians from poverty.
Signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday in Abuja, the agency’s acting Managing Director, Malam Shehu Abdulkadir, said the partnership would lead to job, wealth creation and eradication of poverty in the country.
Abdulkadir said that MOU would facilitate the development of enterprises, businesses and creating the neccessary mentorship for upcoming entrepreneurs.
The managing director also expressed optimism that it would create the neccessary community development services in Abuja and beyond.
” Today is a historic day for the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) having entered into partnership with the Ugwumba Centre for Leadership Development in Africa.
” It is our expectations that this MoU will lead to job creation, wealth creation and eradication of poverty in the country.
” We are very optimistic that this partnership with lead to the realisation of the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s to remove 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030.”
Abdulkadir said that one of the key mandates of President Buhari administration was partnering with the private sector towards creating decent jobs for the teeming youths.
Earlier, the President of the centre, Mr Ugwumba Nwosu, said the partnership was part of efforts of the organisation to take many youths out of the street.
According to him, Buhari’s target of uplifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty cannot be achieved by government agencies alone, NGOs and individuals have to come in.
” Basically in Ogwumba centre what we do is to empower young people through leadership training and enterprise challenge to make sure that they don’t stay at home waiting for white collar jobs obs after universities.
” And even those of them who couldn’t attend universities, we get small scale businesses for them,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was attended by top management staff of the Abuja Enterprise Agency and that of Ogwumba Centre for leadership development. (NAN)