Entrepreneur lauds FG on youth empowerment
By Ikenna Osuoha
An entrepreneur, Chinedu Nwoye-Oba on Thursday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for driving policies that promote youths’ empowerment and entrepreneurship.
Nwoye-Oba said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the occasion of his birth celebration in Abuja.
He acknowledged Buhari for his commitment to pulling Nigerian youths out of poverty through entrepreneurial revolution and youths’ empowerment.
“I want to acknowledge the tremendous things that the President has done in the area of youths’ empowerment given the signing of not too young to run bill.
“Today, people will look at it and think it is nothing but that is even the beginning of promoting the youths in the affairs of governance, in the affairs of the industry.
“In the affairs of entrepreneurship because the bank of industry has outlined so many platforms, avenues to support the youths to come and pick up loans to develop their skills,” he said.
The automobile dealer who scored Buhari high on human capacity development, called on youths to embrace private sector businesses.
Nwoye-Oba said that self-reliance was key to prosperity using himself as an example.
“My message to youths is to have self determination to first discover the positive things they love doing and turn it into profit.
“I finished my M.sc, if I tell you how many jobs I applied for, you cannot count them.
“Today, because of entrepreneurship which I signed into, honestly, I cannot accept to work for anybody,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Buhari-led Federal Government had since its inception introduced youth-targeted empowerment programmes.
They include the N-Power, Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES), Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), among a few others, that have yielded the desired results on the targeted group and national economy. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Ali Baba-Inuwa