Over fifty youths from across the three-quarters of Nteje Community, Oyi local government area of Anambra state have earned different degrees of empowerment from the traditional ruler of Nteje community, Igwe Rowland Odegbo (Abogu the 2nd of Nteje Kingdom)
Twenty-one youths, seven from each quarter received commercial motorcycles with kits and particulars of the motorcycles while others got cash empowerment of thirty thousand nairas each.
The vigilante group of the community also got two motorcycles as a way of ensuring smooth and effective operations.
Addressing the gathering, Igwe Odegbo said that the initiative was born out of his passion to support the youths and get them meaningfully engaged.
He explained that his intention is to make them self – sufficient to impact society positively.
Igwe Odegbo who expressed belief that the idea will go a long way in curbing crime and other social vices thanked those that supported the empowerment including the member representing Anambra East and West Federal Constituency, Honourable Chinedu Obidigwe, the Anambra state Chief of Staff, Primus Odili, Nnewi born business man Louis Carter, son of former traditional ruler of Nteje, Prince Walter Nnaemeka, Mrs Virginia Idoduba who is also from Nteje, among others.
The occasion was blessed by an indigenous priest of Nteje, Reverend Father Jerome Obiekezie and was witnessed by stakeholders from the community and beyond including the traditional ruler of Ukwala community, Igwe Joseph Ajodo.
The event was held at the palace of Igwe Odegbo.