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  •  An NGO Ishiba Development and Empowerment Centre has empowered no fewer than 25 unemployed youths in Kuje Area Council FCT on professional fashion designing after one year of skill acquisition The founder of the NGO Mrs Elizabeth Praise on the occasion of graduation on Wednesday said the organisation was committed to empowering youths through capacity development initiatives She said that the organisation had given scholarship to 30 students and empowered more than 15 000 widows across the country So many youths have started business and have been self employed through our entrepreneurship training programmes The youth should be properly oriented with the right minds values and attitude to work so that they can build a sustainable family community and nation I also call on philanthropists and other organisations to empower Nigerian youths to help reduce unemployment in the country she said According to her the need for youths to be empowered was imperative adding that many youths have become idle due to lack of employment She said her NGO was running on a vision that would create a better society where love in leadership positively nurtured minds values and skills would be the order of the day Miss Comfort Oloche a beneficiary of the empowerment programme thanked the organisation for the training and promised to use the skills acquired for the development of the economy The Nigeria News Agency reports that youths were empowered with a sewing machine each and the sum of N100 000 to enable them start their businesses YEMI Edited amp Vetted By Modupe Adeloye Yemi Idris Aduloju NAN
    NGO empowers FCT youths on capacity development
     An NGO Ishiba Development and Empowerment Centre has empowered no fewer than 25 unemployed youths in Kuje Area Council FCT on professional fashion designing after one year of skill acquisition The founder of the NGO Mrs Elizabeth Praise on the occasion of graduation on Wednesday said the organisation was committed to empowering youths through capacity development initiatives She said that the organisation had given scholarship to 30 students and empowered more than 15 000 widows across the country So many youths have started business and have been self employed through our entrepreneurship training programmes The youth should be properly oriented with the right minds values and attitude to work so that they can build a sustainable family community and nation I also call on philanthropists and other organisations to empower Nigerian youths to help reduce unemployment in the country she said According to her the need for youths to be empowered was imperative adding that many youths have become idle due to lack of employment She said her NGO was running on a vision that would create a better society where love in leadership positively nurtured minds values and skills would be the order of the day Miss Comfort Oloche a beneficiary of the empowerment programme thanked the organisation for the training and promised to use the skills acquired for the development of the economy The Nigeria News Agency reports that youths were empowered with a sewing machine each and the sum of N100 000 to enable them start their businesses YEMI Edited amp Vetted By Modupe Adeloye Yemi Idris Aduloju NAN
    NGO empowers FCT youths on capacity development
    Metro3 years ago

    NGO empowers FCT youths on capacity development

    An NGO, Ishiba Development and Empowerment Centre,  has empowered no fewer than 25 unemployed youths in Kuje Area Council, FCT, on professional fashion designing after one year of skill acquisition.

    The founder of the NGO, Mrs Elizabeth Praise, on the occasion of graduation on Wednesday, said the organisation was committed to empowering youths through capacity development initiatives.

    She said that the organisation had given scholarship to 30 students and empowered more than 15, 000, widows across the country.

    “So many youths have started business and have been self employed through our entrepreneurship training programmes.

    “The youth should be properly oriented with the right minds, values and attitude to work, so that they can build a sustainable family, community and nation.

    “I also call on philanthropists and other organisations to empower Nigerian youths to help reduce unemployment in the country,” she said.

    According to her, the need for youths to be empowered was imperative, adding that many youths have become idle due to lack of employment.

    She said her NGO was running on a vision that would create a better society, where love in leadership, positively nurtured minds, values and skills would be the order of the day.

    Miss Comfort Oloche, a beneficiary of the empowerment programme, thanked the organisation for the training and promised to use the skills acquired for the development of the economy.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that youths were empowered with a sewing machine each and the sum of N100, 000 to enable them start their businesses.

    //YEMI

    Edited & Vetted By: Modupe Adeloye/Yemi Idris-Aduloju
    (NAN)

     

  •  Dr Emmanuel Denenu a former Commissioner of Science and Technology in the old Rivers has urged governments to encourage youths to acquire skills that would enhance technological advancement of the nation Denenu said in Yenagoa on Tuesday that there was the need to stir up the intellectual capacities of the youth to compete globally He spoke at the Global Entrepreneurship Week organised by the Bayelsa Tech Hub The event had the theme The Benefits of Driving Growth of SMEs with Tech He advised the youth to conceive laudable dreams and believe in their God given abilities to achieve great things According to him the internet age provides enormous opportunities for people to acquire knowledge and learn different skills to be able to compete in the global space The Nigeria News Agency reports that Denenu Special Assistant to Prof Turner Isoun Minister of Science and Technology during the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo administration said that the future belonged to the youth We have to deliberately empower young people show them the right way to go and give incentives to those who have demonstrated capacity Let us empower the youth he said In his keynote address Mr Ebiekure Eradiri Director General of the Bayelsa Micro finance Enterprise Development Agency BYMEDA said that the body had been able to promote and support the growth of micro and medium scale enterprises Eradiri said that the challenges of SMEs included lack of funds lack of technological innovation and lack of capacity to manage business According to him it is for the reasons that the agency in 2015 partnered with the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to disburse N2 billion grants give out loans and build the capacities of business owners The director general decried the inability of many business owners who collected loans to pay back He said that the system had been restructured to avoid the mistakes of the past following CBN s directive that defaulters bank verification numbers be submitted for easy tracking Earlier the Manager of the Bayelsa Tech Hub Mr Harry Porbeni said that the Bayelsa Tech Hub was an enterprise development centre aimed to drive innovations He added that it was aimed at finding solutions to technological challenges in key sectors to stimulate the economy Porbeni said that the hub was partnering with organisations to create a platform to source for technological solutions Edited amp Vetted By Emmanuel Okara Ijeoma Popoola NAN
    Encourage youths to acquire technology skills to secure future – ex-commissioner tells governments
     Dr Emmanuel Denenu a former Commissioner of Science and Technology in the old Rivers has urged governments to encourage youths to acquire skills that would enhance technological advancement of the nation Denenu said in Yenagoa on Tuesday that there was the need to stir up the intellectual capacities of the youth to compete globally He spoke at the Global Entrepreneurship Week organised by the Bayelsa Tech Hub The event had the theme The Benefits of Driving Growth of SMEs with Tech He advised the youth to conceive laudable dreams and believe in their God given abilities to achieve great things According to him the internet age provides enormous opportunities for people to acquire knowledge and learn different skills to be able to compete in the global space The Nigeria News Agency reports that Denenu Special Assistant to Prof Turner Isoun Minister of Science and Technology during the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo administration said that the future belonged to the youth We have to deliberately empower young people show them the right way to go and give incentives to those who have demonstrated capacity Let us empower the youth he said In his keynote address Mr Ebiekure Eradiri Director General of the Bayelsa Micro finance Enterprise Development Agency BYMEDA said that the body had been able to promote and support the growth of micro and medium scale enterprises Eradiri said that the challenges of SMEs included lack of funds lack of technological innovation and lack of capacity to manage business According to him it is for the reasons that the agency in 2015 partnered with the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to disburse N2 billion grants give out loans and build the capacities of business owners The director general decried the inability of many business owners who collected loans to pay back He said that the system had been restructured to avoid the mistakes of the past following CBN s directive that defaulters bank verification numbers be submitted for easy tracking Earlier the Manager of the Bayelsa Tech Hub Mr Harry Porbeni said that the Bayelsa Tech Hub was an enterprise development centre aimed to drive innovations He added that it was aimed at finding solutions to technological challenges in key sectors to stimulate the economy Porbeni said that the hub was partnering with organisations to create a platform to source for technological solutions Edited amp Vetted By Emmanuel Okara Ijeoma Popoola NAN
    Encourage youths to acquire technology skills to secure future – ex-commissioner tells governments
    Science & Technology3 years ago

    Encourage youths to acquire technology skills to secure future – ex-commissioner tells governments

    Dr Emmanuel Denenu, a former Commissioner of Science and Technology in the old Rivers, has urged governments to encourage youths to acquire skills that would enhance technological advancement of the nation.

    Denenu said  in Yenagoa on Tuesday that there was the  need to stir up the intellectual capacities of the youth to compete globally.

    He spoke at the Global Entrepreneurship Week organised by the Bayelsa Tech Hub.

    The event had the  theme: “The Benefits of Driving Growth of SMEs with Tech”.

    He advised the youth to conceive laudable  dreams and believe in their God-given abilities to achieve great things.

    According to him, the internet age provides enormous opportunities for people to acquire knowledge and learn different skills to be able to compete in the global space.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that Denenu,  Special Assistant to Prof. Turner Isoun, Minister of Science and Technology, during the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo administration, said that the future belonged to the youth.

    “We have to deliberately empower young people, show them the right way to go and give incentives to those who have demonstrated capacity.

    “Let us empower the youth,” he said.

    In his keynote address, Mr Ebiekure Eradiri, Director-General of the Bayelsa Micro-finance Enterprise Development Agency (BYMEDA), said that the body had been able to promote and support the growth of micro and medium scale enterprises.

    Eradiri said that the challenges of SMEs included lack of funds, lack of technological innovation and lack of capacity to manage business.

    According to him,  it is for the reasons that the agency in 2015 partnered with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  to disburse N2 billion grants, give out loans and build the capacities of business owners.

    The director-general decried the inability of many business owners, who collected loans, to pay back.

    He said that the system had been restructured  to avoid the mistakes of the past following CBN’s directive that defaulters’ bank verification numbers be submitted for easy tracking.

    Earlier, the Manager of the Bayelsa Tech Hub, Mr Harry Porbeni, said that the Bayelsa Tech Hub was an enterprise development centre aimed to drive innovations.

    He added that it was aimed at finding solutions to technological challenges in key sectors, to stimulate the  economy.

    Porbeni said that  the hub was partnering with organisations to create a platform to source for technological solutions.

    Edited & Vetted By: Emmanuel Okara/Ijeoma Popoola
    (NAN)

     

  •  The Wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari has engaged 5 000 Out Of School students in WAEC and NECO tutorial classes across the 21 local government areas of Adamawa Alhaji Yau Babayi State Supervisor Future Assured Foundation disclosed this during the graduation of 600 women and youths trained in various skills acquisition and entrepreneurship skills on Monday in Yola Babayi said that the foundation was established by the first lady to support and empower women and youths across the state He said the training aimed to support the less privileged youths who failed in previous WAEC and NECO examinations and who still aspired to further their education but had no means of registration Under the Future Assured Foundation in collaboration with Qatar Charity Foundation a total of 600 women and youths graduated in various skills This includes tailoring hair dressing computer graphics building and welding among others Also about 5 000 out of school students have been engaged in WAEC and NECO tutorial classes and the foundation is going to pay for their examination Babayi said The state supervisor said that one of the core objectives of the foundation was to improve the living condition of the less privileged of the society He said that the tutorial classes would be held in the three senatorial zones of the state with the northern zone holding classes at the Adamawa State University Mubi The central zone s venue will be Aliyu Musdafa College Yola while the College of Agriculture Ganye will be the venue for the southern zone He however said that the training had commenced since October at the centres Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries Mrs Dinatu Wakawa and Mrs Bilkisu Usman from Yola South and Fufore local government areas respectively thanked the wife of the president for the support Wakawa and Usman assured Mrs Buhari that they would use the knowledge they acquired and the equipment given to them towards improving the living conditions of their families Edited amp Vetted By Modupe Adeloye Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    Mrs Buhari engages 5,000 out of school youths in Adamawa
     The Wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari has engaged 5 000 Out Of School students in WAEC and NECO tutorial classes across the 21 local government areas of Adamawa Alhaji Yau Babayi State Supervisor Future Assured Foundation disclosed this during the graduation of 600 women and youths trained in various skills acquisition and entrepreneurship skills on Monday in Yola Babayi said that the foundation was established by the first lady to support and empower women and youths across the state He said the training aimed to support the less privileged youths who failed in previous WAEC and NECO examinations and who still aspired to further their education but had no means of registration Under the Future Assured Foundation in collaboration with Qatar Charity Foundation a total of 600 women and youths graduated in various skills This includes tailoring hair dressing computer graphics building and welding among others Also about 5 000 out of school students have been engaged in WAEC and NECO tutorial classes and the foundation is going to pay for their examination Babayi said The state supervisor said that one of the core objectives of the foundation was to improve the living condition of the less privileged of the society He said that the tutorial classes would be held in the three senatorial zones of the state with the northern zone holding classes at the Adamawa State University Mubi The central zone s venue will be Aliyu Musdafa College Yola while the College of Agriculture Ganye will be the venue for the southern zone He however said that the training had commenced since October at the centres Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries Mrs Dinatu Wakawa and Mrs Bilkisu Usman from Yola South and Fufore local government areas respectively thanked the wife of the president for the support Wakawa and Usman assured Mrs Buhari that they would use the knowledge they acquired and the equipment given to them towards improving the living conditions of their families Edited amp Vetted By Modupe Adeloye Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    Mrs Buhari engages 5,000 out of school youths in Adamawa
    General news3 years ago

    Mrs Buhari engages 5,000 out of school youths in Adamawa

    The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has engaged 5,000 Out-Of-School students in WAEC and NECO tutorial classes across the 21 local government areas of Adamawa.

    Alhaji Yau Babayi, State Supervisor, Future Assured Foundation, disclosed this during the graduation of 600 women and youths, trained in various skills acquisition and entrepreneurship skills, on Monday in Yola.

    Babayi said that the foundation was established by the first lady to support and empower women and youths across the state.

    He said the training aimed to support the less privileged youths who failed in previous WAEC and NECO examinations, and who still aspired to further their education, but had no means of registration.

    “Under the Future Assured Foundation, in collaboration with Qatar Charity Foundation, a total of 600 women and youths graduated in various skills.

    “This includes: tailoring, hair dressing, computer graphics, building and welding, among others.

    “Also about 5,000 out of school students have been engaged in WAEC and NECO tutorial classes; and the foundation is going to pay for their examination” Babayi said.

    The state supervisor said that one of the core objectives of the foundation was to improve the living condition of the less privileged of the society.

    He said that the tutorial classes would be held in the three senatorial zones of the state; with the northern zone holding classes at the Adamawa State University, Mubi.

    “The central zone’s venue will be Aliyu Musdafa College, Yola, while the College of Agriculture, Ganye, will be the venue for the southern zone.

    He, however, said that the training had commenced since October at the centres.

    Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Dinatu Wakawa and Mrs Bilkisu Usman, from Yola South and Fufore local government areas respectively, thanked the wife of the president for the support.

    Wakawa and Usman assured Mrs Buhari that they would use the knowledge they acquired and the equipment given to them towards improving the living conditions of their families.

    Edited & Vetted By: Modupe Adeloye/Nyisom Fiyigon Dore
    (NAN)

  •  Commissioner of Police in Cross River Mr Nkerewem Akpan has called on youths in Boki local government area to embrace peace and stop attacking each other with illegal arms Akpan made the call on Monday in Boki during a meeting organised by the police to mediate between the warring communities of Boje Isobendeghe and Nsadop Nigeria News Agency reports that the meeting followed the recent communal clash that occurred on Nov 21 between the warring communities During the clash several properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed while some persons were allegedly killed and others alleged to be missing The Commissioner of Police said that the law would not spare any youth who is caught carrying illegal arms to disturb the peace of others He told the chiefs from the warring communities to call their subjects to order and stop the incessant attacks on one another over a parcel of land He warned that when ever there was a disagreement between two communities it is important to report to the nearest security post rather than carrying arms to cause mayhem As traditional rulers and community stakeholders I enjoin you to call your subjects to order preach peace to them and make them see the need to be law abiding For progress and development to thrive in this area the people must show love and embrace peace I am happy that all the traditional leaders and stakeholders from the warring communities are here and I believe that after this meeting lasting peace will reign in the affected areas he assured Speaking the Paramount Ruler of Boki Mr Fredaline Akando called on the state government to confiscate the parcel of land in contention Akando explained that if the land is taken over by the government no community can lay claim to the land anymore For peace to reign in that area I want the government to take over the land and do whatsoever they wish to do with it he said The Clan Head of Nsadop community Mr Bernard Nchitu said that the meeting was timely and engaging As we proceed from this meeting I am going back to my people with the message of peace and the need for them to drop all arms he said On his part Clan Head of Boje community Mr Leonard Akan said they have held several meetings before now asking the government to take over the land We are tired of fighting our communities are not developing any further We need lasting peace so that progress and development can come to us he said Mr John Ogar Clan Head of Isobendeghe community applauded the CP for organising the meeting and fostering peace among the warring communities Edited amp Vetted By Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    Police sue for peace among youths in warring C/River communities
     Commissioner of Police in Cross River Mr Nkerewem Akpan has called on youths in Boki local government area to embrace peace and stop attacking each other with illegal arms Akpan made the call on Monday in Boki during a meeting organised by the police to mediate between the warring communities of Boje Isobendeghe and Nsadop Nigeria News Agency reports that the meeting followed the recent communal clash that occurred on Nov 21 between the warring communities During the clash several properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed while some persons were allegedly killed and others alleged to be missing The Commissioner of Police said that the law would not spare any youth who is caught carrying illegal arms to disturb the peace of others He told the chiefs from the warring communities to call their subjects to order and stop the incessant attacks on one another over a parcel of land He warned that when ever there was a disagreement between two communities it is important to report to the nearest security post rather than carrying arms to cause mayhem As traditional rulers and community stakeholders I enjoin you to call your subjects to order preach peace to them and make them see the need to be law abiding For progress and development to thrive in this area the people must show love and embrace peace I am happy that all the traditional leaders and stakeholders from the warring communities are here and I believe that after this meeting lasting peace will reign in the affected areas he assured Speaking the Paramount Ruler of Boki Mr Fredaline Akando called on the state government to confiscate the parcel of land in contention Akando explained that if the land is taken over by the government no community can lay claim to the land anymore For peace to reign in that area I want the government to take over the land and do whatsoever they wish to do with it he said The Clan Head of Nsadop community Mr Bernard Nchitu said that the meeting was timely and engaging As we proceed from this meeting I am going back to my people with the message of peace and the need for them to drop all arms he said On his part Clan Head of Boje community Mr Leonard Akan said they have held several meetings before now asking the government to take over the land We are tired of fighting our communities are not developing any further We need lasting peace so that progress and development can come to us he said Mr John Ogar Clan Head of Isobendeghe community applauded the CP for organising the meeting and fostering peace among the warring communities Edited amp Vetted By Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    Police sue for peace among youths in warring C/River communities
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Police sue for peace among youths in warring C/River communities

    Commissioner of Police in Cross River, Mr Nkerewem Akpan, has called on youths in Boki local government area to embrace peace and stop attacking each other with illegal arms.

    Akpan made the call on Monday in Boki during a meeting organised by the police to mediate between the warring communities of Boje, Isobendeghe and Nsadop.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that the meeting followed the recent communal clash that occurred on Nov. 21 between the warring communities.

    During the clash, several properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed, while some persons were allegedly killed and others alleged to be missing.

    The Commissioner of Police said that the law would not spare any youth who is caught carrying illegal arms to disturb the peace of others.

    He told the chiefs from the warring communities to call their subjects to order and stop the incessant attacks on one another over a parcel of land.

    He warned that when ever there was a disagreement between two communities, it is important to report to the nearest security post, rather than carrying arms to cause mayhem.

    “As traditional rulers and community stakeholders, I enjoin you to call your subjects to order, preach peace to them and make them see the need to be law abiding.

    “For progress and development to thrive in this area, the people must show love and embrace peace.

    “I am happy that all the traditional leaders and stakeholders from the warring communities are here and I believe that after this meeting, lasting peace will reign in the affected areas,” he assured.

    Speaking, the Paramount Ruler of Boki, Mr Fredaline Akando, called on the state government to confiscate the parcel of land in contention.

    Akando explained that if the land is taken over by the government, no community can lay claim to the land anymore.

    “For peace to reign in that area, I want the government to take over the land and do whatsoever they wish to do with it,” he said.

    The Clan Head of Nsadop community, Mr Bernard Nchitu, said that the meeting was timely and engaging.

    “As we proceed from this meeting, I am going back to my people with the message of peace and the need for them to drop all arms,” he said.

    On his part, Clan Head of Boje community, Mr Leonard Akan, said they have held several meetings before now, asking the government to take over the land.

    “We are tired of fighting; our communities are not developing any further. We need lasting peace so that progress and development can come to us”, he said.

    Mr John Ogar, Clan Head of Isobendeghe community, applauded the CP for organising the meeting and fostering peace among the warring communities.

    Edited & Vetted By: Ismail Abdulaziz
    (NAN)

  •  The United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF in collaboration with the Kaduna State Government has counselled 184 825 youths on in Jema a Local Government Area LGA of the state between 2016 to date The Coordinator Local Action Committee on AIDS in the council Mrs Shafaatu Isiyaku disclosed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Kafanchan on Sunday Isiyaku said that the youths were reached through 38 demand creators and 18 counsellors and testers in the LGA under the Adolescent and Young Persons AYPs project which began in 2016 NAN reports that the AYP project is a UNICEF supported programme designed to scale up the combination of HIV prevention treatment and care services for adolescents and youths in the state The coordinator said that out of the 184 825 AYPs counselled 37 523 were tested of which 191 tested positive and were placed on treatment She added that a total of 44 457 pregnant and nursing mothers equally benefited from the HIV testing and counseling within the period to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV She however identified insufficient test kits and other consumables as major challenges affecting the smooth implementation of the project in the LGA Similarly lack of adequate facilities and consumables is affecting the patronage of the HIV friendly centres located at Ibrahim Yakowa Memorial Hospital Kafanchan But we are doing the best we can to continue to reach out to the AYPs with the combination of HIV prevention treatment and care services in their communities and at their doorsteps she said Isiyaku added that the demand creators counselors and testers in the LGA would carry out massive out reach programme in 10 wards in the area This is part of activities to celebrate the 2019 World AIDS Day she said One of the demand creators Sanaka Gamaliel said that youth s turnout during demand creation outreaches was very impressive particularly when condoms were being shared to the youths Once the AYPs hear that we are sharing condoms they will come out en mass and offer themselves to be tested but will usually decline when we do not have condoms Gamaliel told NAN Edited amp Vetted By Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    UNICEF, Kaduna Govt. counsel 184,825 youths on HIV in Jema’a
     The United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF in collaboration with the Kaduna State Government has counselled 184 825 youths on in Jema a Local Government Area LGA of the state between 2016 to date The Coordinator Local Action Committee on AIDS in the council Mrs Shafaatu Isiyaku disclosed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Kafanchan on Sunday Isiyaku said that the youths were reached through 38 demand creators and 18 counsellors and testers in the LGA under the Adolescent and Young Persons AYPs project which began in 2016 NAN reports that the AYP project is a UNICEF supported programme designed to scale up the combination of HIV prevention treatment and care services for adolescents and youths in the state The coordinator said that out of the 184 825 AYPs counselled 37 523 were tested of which 191 tested positive and were placed on treatment She added that a total of 44 457 pregnant and nursing mothers equally benefited from the HIV testing and counseling within the period to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV She however identified insufficient test kits and other consumables as major challenges affecting the smooth implementation of the project in the LGA Similarly lack of adequate facilities and consumables is affecting the patronage of the HIV friendly centres located at Ibrahim Yakowa Memorial Hospital Kafanchan But we are doing the best we can to continue to reach out to the AYPs with the combination of HIV prevention treatment and care services in their communities and at their doorsteps she said Isiyaku added that the demand creators counselors and testers in the LGA would carry out massive out reach programme in 10 wards in the area This is part of activities to celebrate the 2019 World AIDS Day she said One of the demand creators Sanaka Gamaliel said that youth s turnout during demand creation outreaches was very impressive particularly when condoms were being shared to the youths Once the AYPs hear that we are sharing condoms they will come out en mass and offer themselves to be tested but will usually decline when we do not have condoms Gamaliel told NAN Edited amp Vetted By Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    UNICEF, Kaduna Govt. counsel 184,825 youths on HIV in Jema’a
    Health3 years ago

    UNICEF, Kaduna Govt. counsel 184,825 youths on HIV in Jema’a

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the Kaduna State Government, has counselled 184,825 youths on in Jema’a Local Government Area (LGA) of the state between 2016 to date.

    The Coordinator, Local Action Committee on AIDS in the council, Mrs Shafaatu Isiyaku, disclosed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency , in Kafanchan on Sunday.

    Isiyaku said that the youths were reached through 38 demand creators and 18 counsellors and testers in the LGA, under the Adolescent and Young Persons (AYPs) project, which began in 2016.

    NAN reports that the AYP project is a UNICEF-supported programme, designed to scale-up the combination of HIV prevention, treatment and care services for adolescents and youths in the state.

    The coordinator said that out of the 184,825 AYPs counselled, 37,523 were tested, of which 191 tested positive and were placed on treatment.

    She added that a total of 44,457 pregnant and nursing mothers equally benefited from the HIV testing and counseling within the period to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV.

    She, however, identified insufficient test kits and other consumables, as major challenges affecting the smooth implementation of the project in the LGA.

    “Similarly, lack of adequate facilities and consumables is affecting the patronage of the HIV-friendly centres located at Ibrahim Yakowa Memorial Hospital, Kafanchan.

    “But we are doing the best we can to continue to reach out to the AYPs with the combination of HIV prevention, treatment and care services in their communities and at their doorsteps,” she said.

    Isiyaku added that the demand creators, counselors and testers in the LGA, would carry out massive out-reach programme in 10 wards in the area.

    “This is part of activities to celebrate the 2019 World AIDS Day,” she said.

    One of the demand creators Sanaka Gamaliel, said that youth’s turnout during demand creation outreaches was very impressive, particularly when condoms were being shared to the youths.

    “Once the AYPs hear that we are sharing condoms, they will come out en mass and offer themselves to be tested, but will usually decline when we do not have condoms,” Gamaliel told NAN.

    Edited & Vetted By: Nyisom Fiyigon Dore
    (NAN)

  •  Mr Nya Etok Ezekiel a business mogul has urged Nigerian youths to stop seeking political position for the sake of get rich quick syndrome but dwell on a acquiring entrepreneurial skills to enable them contribute to the social and economic development of Africa He gave the advice on Friday during a two day Africa Youth Summit AYS in Abuja which centred on sustainable entrepreneurship endeavour He said that most people particularly youths who went into politics to get cheap money hardly make successful entrepreneur He further urged youths to give attention to the culture of virtue value excellence and integrity Most people want to start big and that is the problem of most African youths do not despise the days of little beginnings do not run ahead of yourself he urged the youths The first step to take toward becoming a sustainable entrepreneur is by having an idea ideas come in sizes Money should not be the first thing you look out for while embarking on the journey to become an entrepreneur if you do you would be a very big failure in life You don t pick up success from the floor you work for it Success is not something you run into you plan and work toward it Success doesn t respect status it comes to those who are ready to discipline themselves work very tirelessly who have developed passion for what they do and who are not ready to give up Earlier the President of the summit Mr Uchechukwu Paul said the summit was aimed at enlightening youths on the essence of a successful entrepreneuriahip and for them to be creative among other advantages He called on youths to change their mindset and realign their thoughts and consciences He said youths could boost the collective good of Africa by being productive eschew negative tendencies and generating ideas that would boost the social and economic development of Africa We need to change our mindset amp realign our thoughts and conscience toward the collective good of our mother Africa Nigeria News Agency reports that the annual event organised by Nigerian Youth Decide NYD has as theme Light up Africa Transformation of the African continent Youths within and outside the African continent are attending the occasion Edited amp Vetted By Dada Ahmed NAN
    Business mogul urges African youths to acquire entrepreneurial skills
     Mr Nya Etok Ezekiel a business mogul has urged Nigerian youths to stop seeking political position for the sake of get rich quick syndrome but dwell on a acquiring entrepreneurial skills to enable them contribute to the social and economic development of Africa He gave the advice on Friday during a two day Africa Youth Summit AYS in Abuja which centred on sustainable entrepreneurship endeavour He said that most people particularly youths who went into politics to get cheap money hardly make successful entrepreneur He further urged youths to give attention to the culture of virtue value excellence and integrity Most people want to start big and that is the problem of most African youths do not despise the days of little beginnings do not run ahead of yourself he urged the youths The first step to take toward becoming a sustainable entrepreneur is by having an idea ideas come in sizes Money should not be the first thing you look out for while embarking on the journey to become an entrepreneur if you do you would be a very big failure in life You don t pick up success from the floor you work for it Success is not something you run into you plan and work toward it Success doesn t respect status it comes to those who are ready to discipline themselves work very tirelessly who have developed passion for what they do and who are not ready to give up Earlier the President of the summit Mr Uchechukwu Paul said the summit was aimed at enlightening youths on the essence of a successful entrepreneuriahip and for them to be creative among other advantages He called on youths to change their mindset and realign their thoughts and consciences He said youths could boost the collective good of Africa by being productive eschew negative tendencies and generating ideas that would boost the social and economic development of Africa We need to change our mindset amp realign our thoughts and conscience toward the collective good of our mother Africa Nigeria News Agency reports that the annual event organised by Nigerian Youth Decide NYD has as theme Light up Africa Transformation of the African continent Youths within and outside the African continent are attending the occasion Edited amp Vetted By Dada Ahmed NAN
    Business mogul urges African youths to acquire entrepreneurial skills
    Science & Technology3 years ago

    Business mogul urges African youths to acquire entrepreneurial skills

    Mr Nya-Etok Ezekiel, a business mogul, has urged Nigerian youths to stop seeking political position for the sake of get-rich-quick syndrome but dwell on a acquiring entrepreneurial skills to enable them contribute to the social and economic development of Africa.

    He gave the advice on Friday during a two-day Africa Youth Summit (AYS) in Abuja which centred on sustainable entrepreneurship endeavour.

    He said that most people, particularly youths, who went into politics to get cheap money, hardly make successful entrepreneur.

    He further urged youths to give attention to the culture of virtue, value, excellence and integrity.

    “Most people want to start big and that is the problem of most African youths, do not despise the days of little beginnings, do not run ahead of yourself,” he urged the youths.

    “The first step to take toward becoming a sustainable entrepreneur is by having an idea, ideas come in sizes .

    ” Money should not be the first thing you look out for while embarking on the journey to become an entrepreneur, if you do, you would be a very big failure in life.

    “You don’t pick up success from the floor, you work for it. Success is not something you run into, you plan and work toward it.

    “Success doesn’t respect status, it comes to those who are ready to discipline themselves, work very tirelessly, who have developed passion for what they do and who are not ready to give up.”

    Earlier, the President of the summit, Mr Uchechukwu Paul, said the summit was aimed at enlightening youths on the essence of a successful entrepreneuriahip and for them to be creative,among other advantages.

    He called on youths to change their mindset and realign their thoughts and consciences.

    He said youths could boost the collective good of Africa by being productive,eschew negative tendencies and generating ideas that would boost the social and economic development of Africa.

    “We need to change our mindset & realign our thoughts and conscience toward the collective good of our mother Africa.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that the annual event, organised by Nigerian Youth Decide (NYD), has as theme: “Light up Africa (Transformation of the African continent).”

    Youths within and outside the African continent are attending the occasion.

    Edited & Vetted By: Dada Ahmed
    (NAN)

  •  Prof Fatima Sawa the Provost Federal College of Horticulture Dadin Kowa Gombe State on Thursday said over 10 000 women and youths had been trained on various agricultural enterprises in the state Sawa who disclosed this in Gombe during a courtesy call on the state governor Inuwa Yahaya said the college had been giving such training since 2005 She said that the move was part of the Federal Government s effort in creating employment for the youths while empowering women through various agricultural skills acquisition programmes The provost said that the training has had economic impact on Gombe through wealth creation According to her there are more opportunities that could be leveraged to create wealth for the state and enhance the standard of living of the citizen We have helped Gombe State we have trained over 10 000 women and youths on various agricultural enterprises since 2005 that we started our academic session This is part of the effort from the Federal Government to create jobs for women and youths through agricultural enterprise like fish farming horticulture and others she said She said the college would support the state government in developing the agricultural sector to reduce unemployment while creating more wealth for the state Sawa commended the state government s initiative to plant 1 000 000 trees every year within the next four years adding it is a novel initiative to regenerate our environment reduce soil erosion and improve soil quality She stressed that with more support and modern equipment especially the automated green house the college could produce flowers for exports In his response Gov Yahaya commended the efforts of the college in empowering women and youths adding human capital investment is the bedrock of development While pledging to support the college in empowering more youths the governor stated that the college could leverage on the agricultural potentials in the state to venture into flower exportation to Europe and other countries Edited amp Vetted By Abiemwense Moru Felix Ajide NAN
    FG trains 10, 000 Gombe women, youths on agricultural enterprise – Provost
     Prof Fatima Sawa the Provost Federal College of Horticulture Dadin Kowa Gombe State on Thursday said over 10 000 women and youths had been trained on various agricultural enterprises in the state Sawa who disclosed this in Gombe during a courtesy call on the state governor Inuwa Yahaya said the college had been giving such training since 2005 She said that the move was part of the Federal Government s effort in creating employment for the youths while empowering women through various agricultural skills acquisition programmes The provost said that the training has had economic impact on Gombe through wealth creation According to her there are more opportunities that could be leveraged to create wealth for the state and enhance the standard of living of the citizen We have helped Gombe State we have trained over 10 000 women and youths on various agricultural enterprises since 2005 that we started our academic session This is part of the effort from the Federal Government to create jobs for women and youths through agricultural enterprise like fish farming horticulture and others she said She said the college would support the state government in developing the agricultural sector to reduce unemployment while creating more wealth for the state Sawa commended the state government s initiative to plant 1 000 000 trees every year within the next four years adding it is a novel initiative to regenerate our environment reduce soil erosion and improve soil quality She stressed that with more support and modern equipment especially the automated green house the college could produce flowers for exports In his response Gov Yahaya commended the efforts of the college in empowering women and youths adding human capital investment is the bedrock of development While pledging to support the college in empowering more youths the governor stated that the college could leverage on the agricultural potentials in the state to venture into flower exportation to Europe and other countries Edited amp Vetted By Abiemwense Moru Felix Ajide NAN
    FG trains 10, 000 Gombe women, youths on agricultural enterprise – Provost
    Agriculture3 years ago

    FG trains 10, 000 Gombe women, youths on agricultural enterprise – Provost

    Prof. Fatima Sawa, the Provost, Federal College of Horticulture, Dadin-Kowa, Gombe State on Thursday said over 10, 000 women and youths had been trained on various agricultural enterprises in the state.Sawa, who disclosed this in Gombe during a courtesy call on the state governor, Inuwa Yahaya, said the college had been giving such training since 2005.She said that the move was part of the Federal Government’s effort in creating employment for the youths while empowering women through various agricultural skills acquisition programmes.The provost said that the training has had economic impact on Gombe through wealth creation.According to her, there are more opportunities that could be leveraged to create wealth for the state and enhance the standard of living of the citizen“We have helped Gombe State; we have trained over 10, 000 women and youths on various agricultural enterprises since 2005 that we started our academic session.“This is part of the effort from the Federal Government to create jobs for women and youths through agricultural enterprise like fish farming, horticulture and others,” she said.She said the college would support the state government in developing the agricultural sector to reduce unemployment while creating more wealth for the state.Sawa commended the state government’s initiative to plant 1, 000, 000 trees every year within the next four years, adding “it is a novel initiative to regenerate our environment, reduce soil erosion and improve soil quality.”She stressed that with more support and modern equipment, especially the automated green house, the college could produce flowers for exports.In his response, Gov. Yahaya commended the efforts of the college in empowering women and youths, adding “human capital investment is the bedrock of development.”While pledging to support the college in empowering more youths, the governor stated that the college could leverage on the agricultural potentials  in the state to venture into flower exportation to Europe and other countries.Edited & Vetted By: Abiemwense Moru/Felix Ajide (NAN)

  •  The Special Task Force in charge of security in Plateau in conjunction with the State Government has rehabilitated trained and set up businesses for repentant Sara Suka youths in Jos Maj Gen Augustine Agundu Commander of the task force known as Operation Safe Haven said that they would support willing repentant youths with the qualification to join the military and paramilitary services Agundu said that the rehabilitation programme was to encourage youths to unconditionally denounce their engagements in all forms of social vices These youths sitting before you have successfully undergone an intensive three week rehabilitation and skills acquisition programme and are ready to be reintegrated in their communities as responsible and productive citizens In addition to this business concerns have been established for them to enable them to start businesses and earn a living Perhaps they could be employers of labour in no distant time he said The commander said the businesses had been established their communities for all to appreciate the efforts being made by government to ensure that the youths lived a life devoid of crime He added that it was their desire that the programme could generate necessary ripple effect across the communities to encourage erring youths to embrace pure civility for the good of the society He said the operation observed that the plight of the large youth population had remained inimical to full actualisation of its mandate According to Agundu the youths have been misguided and misused over a long period such that indulgence in the varying social vices had become a norm He challenged well meaning citizens to stand up and be counted as an advocate for peaceful coexistence and change agents Brig Gen Umar Mohammed Garrison Commander 3 Division Nigerian Army Rukuba advised the youths to be patient in life Mohammed also advised the youths not to destroy their lives by taking substances that could ruin them Air Commodore Kabir Aliyu Commander 551 Station Nigerian Air Force NAF Jos told the youth to cherish their new status in society and guard it jealousy Aliyu said that he would liaise with security agencies to help those who wished to join either military or paramilitary One of the repentant youth Ahmad Mohammed thanked the OPSH for bringing his life back on track According to him he was involved in many social vices prior to the intervention and assured that he would make judicious use of the opportunity and not to return to his old ways Nigeria News Agency reports that the Agundu inaugurated one of the shops set up for the beneficiaries Edited amp Vetted By Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    STF sets up businesses for repentant youths, to support willing ones to join military
     The Special Task Force in charge of security in Plateau in conjunction with the State Government has rehabilitated trained and set up businesses for repentant Sara Suka youths in Jos Maj Gen Augustine Agundu Commander of the task force known as Operation Safe Haven said that they would support willing repentant youths with the qualification to join the military and paramilitary services Agundu said that the rehabilitation programme was to encourage youths to unconditionally denounce their engagements in all forms of social vices These youths sitting before you have successfully undergone an intensive three week rehabilitation and skills acquisition programme and are ready to be reintegrated in their communities as responsible and productive citizens In addition to this business concerns have been established for them to enable them to start businesses and earn a living Perhaps they could be employers of labour in no distant time he said The commander said the businesses had been established their communities for all to appreciate the efforts being made by government to ensure that the youths lived a life devoid of crime He added that it was their desire that the programme could generate necessary ripple effect across the communities to encourage erring youths to embrace pure civility for the good of the society He said the operation observed that the plight of the large youth population had remained inimical to full actualisation of its mandate According to Agundu the youths have been misguided and misused over a long period such that indulgence in the varying social vices had become a norm He challenged well meaning citizens to stand up and be counted as an advocate for peaceful coexistence and change agents Brig Gen Umar Mohammed Garrison Commander 3 Division Nigerian Army Rukuba advised the youths to be patient in life Mohammed also advised the youths not to destroy their lives by taking substances that could ruin them Air Commodore Kabir Aliyu Commander 551 Station Nigerian Air Force NAF Jos told the youth to cherish their new status in society and guard it jealousy Aliyu said that he would liaise with security agencies to help those who wished to join either military or paramilitary One of the repentant youth Ahmad Mohammed thanked the OPSH for bringing his life back on track According to him he was involved in many social vices prior to the intervention and assured that he would make judicious use of the opportunity and not to return to his old ways Nigeria News Agency reports that the Agundu inaugurated one of the shops set up for the beneficiaries Edited amp Vetted By Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    STF sets up businesses for repentant youths, to support willing ones to join military
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    STF sets up businesses for repentant youths, to support willing ones to join military

    The Special Task Force in charge of security in Plateau in conjunction with the State Government has rehabilitated, trained and set up businesses for repentant Sara Suka youths in Jos.Maj.-Gen. Augustine Agundu, Commander of the task force known as Operation  Safe Haven, said that they would support willing repentant youths with the qualification to join the military and paramilitary services.Agundu said that the  rehabilitation programme was to encourage youths to unconditionally denounce their engagements in all forms of social vices.“These youths sitting before you, have successfully undergone an intensive three-week rehabilitation and skills acquisition programme and are ready to be reintegrated in their communities as responsible and productive citizens.“In addition to this, business concerns have been established for them to enable them to start businesses and earn a living.“Perhaps they could be employers of labour in no distant time,” he said.The commander said the businesses had been established their communities for all to appreciate the efforts being made by government to ensure that the youths lived a life devoid of crime.He added that it was their desire that the programme could generate necessary ripple effect across the communities to encourage erring youths to embrace pure civility for the  good of the society.He said the operation observed that the plight of the large youth population had remained inimical to full actualisation of its mandate.According to Agundu, the youths have been misguided and misused over a long period such that indulgence in the varying social vices had become a norm.He challenged well meaning citizens to stand up and be counted as an advocate for peaceful coexistence and change agents.Brig.-Gen. Umar Mohammed, Garrison Commander, 3 Division Nigerian Army Rukuba, advised the youths to be patient in life.Mohammed also advised the youths not to destroy their lives by taking substances that could ruin them.Air Commodore Kabir Aliyu, Commander, 551 Station Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Jos told the youth to cherish their new status in society and guard it jealousy.Aliyu said that he would liaise with security agencies to help those who wished to join either military or paramilitary.One of the repentant youth, Ahmad Mohammed, thanked the OPSH for bringing his life back on track.According to him, he was involved in many social vices prior to the intervention and assured that he would make judicious use of the opportunity and not to return to his old waysNigeria News Agency reports that the Agundu inaugurated one of the shops set up for the beneficiaries. Edited & Vetted By: Abdullahi Yusuf
    (NAN)

  •  Chief Mike Okire A former Inspector General of Police IGP has called on well meaning Nigerians and philantropists to encourage talented youths to exhibit their talents for their good and that of the society Okilo gave the advice in Owerri at the formal launch of a Pet Project of Queen Ezichi Nwulu the Most Beautiful Girl in Imo State MBGI 2019 2020 by the Ezichi Foundation He said that every child is endowed with potential and talent that needed a little push to be actualised The former IGP who was the chairman of the occasion commended Nwulu for her emmergence as the winner of 2019 Beauty Peagent in the state describing pegeantry as a display of talent Okilo also commended the queen for embarking on the pet project christened A Campaign against Rape and Stigmatisation and urged well meaning Nigerians to support her to realise the objective for setting up the project In her speech Ezichi Nwulu the Imo MBG thanked all for voting for her and for witnessing the launch of her project For all of you who voted for me and supported me while the contest lasted I wish to use this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to your loving support and encouragement The victory is our collective victory she said She said that as a beauty queen she was expected to float a pet project as a legacy during her tenure I thought deeply about this before arriving at the decision to take up an issue of unique interest to the girl child in our contemporary society This informed my choice of the issue of rape and its implications on the lives of women generally but most especially the teenager Ezichi described rape as a form of felony and an act to an individual without his or her concent through force or the threat of force She said women especially young women and teenagers were the ones usually targeted in rape Of cause boys can be victims of rape too but the girl child is at risk more Somehow in rape cases the society blames the wrong person We blame the victim instead of the perpetrator By the nature and structure of our society rape victims are traumatized harassed and in some cases cajoled and made fun of by the same society that ought to be sympathetic she said She said that the Ezichi Foundation believed that rape victims should have a strong voice as well as the strength and courage to talk about their experiences The victims therefore should know all hope was not lost and that one mistake in life is not the end of one s existenvce Dr Pearl Onukwugha the Proprietress of Pearville International Secondary School commended Ezichi for her emmergence as the Imo State Most beautiful girl and for having the courage to pick up the pet project She frawned at the rising number of rape cases in the society saying it was becoming an epidemic She said that 75 per cent of rape cases were carried out by people that were close to their victims while only eight per cent of the rape cases get reported According to her rape cases are pepetrated by people who have low esteem lack sex education and do not understand the implications of rape Onukwuagha expressed regret that there are no strong legal system in place against rape and identified trauma pregnancy contraction of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and damage to a woman s productive system as some of the consequences of rape She said there was the need to educate the young ones about sex self esteem and create the awareness that rape is a crime against humanity The Commissioner for Information in Imo Mr Emeka Ebiliekwe represented by Mrs Violet Igwe the Social Mobilisatio and Technical Committee SOMTEC Desk Officer in the ministry condemed the incessant cases of rape in the country and urged parents to adopt the old good ways of moral upbringing of children She advised children especially young girls to avoid what she called blind dates and bad associations adding that rape destroys the essence of womanhood Earlier Mr Clinton Briggs the Chairman of Most Beautiful Girl Beuaty Peagent in Imo said Ezichi emmerged winner through a rigorous process organised by the Emerald Events Agency and other partners He expressed optimism that at the end of her reign Ezichi would be allowed to contect for the most beautifu girl in Nigeria CEO T Edited amp Vetted By Tajudeen Atitebi NAN
    Okilo tasks Nigerians to encourage, empower talented youths
     Chief Mike Okire A former Inspector General of Police IGP has called on well meaning Nigerians and philantropists to encourage talented youths to exhibit their talents for their good and that of the society Okilo gave the advice in Owerri at the formal launch of a Pet Project of Queen Ezichi Nwulu the Most Beautiful Girl in Imo State MBGI 2019 2020 by the Ezichi Foundation He said that every child is endowed with potential and talent that needed a little push to be actualised The former IGP who was the chairman of the occasion commended Nwulu for her emmergence as the winner of 2019 Beauty Peagent in the state describing pegeantry as a display of talent Okilo also commended the queen for embarking on the pet project christened A Campaign against Rape and Stigmatisation and urged well meaning Nigerians to support her to realise the objective for setting up the project In her speech Ezichi Nwulu the Imo MBG thanked all for voting for her and for witnessing the launch of her project For all of you who voted for me and supported me while the contest lasted I wish to use this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to your loving support and encouragement The victory is our collective victory she said She said that as a beauty queen she was expected to float a pet project as a legacy during her tenure I thought deeply about this before arriving at the decision to take up an issue of unique interest to the girl child in our contemporary society This informed my choice of the issue of rape and its implications on the lives of women generally but most especially the teenager Ezichi described rape as a form of felony and an act to an individual without his or her concent through force or the threat of force She said women especially young women and teenagers were the ones usually targeted in rape Of cause boys can be victims of rape too but the girl child is at risk more Somehow in rape cases the society blames the wrong person We blame the victim instead of the perpetrator By the nature and structure of our society rape victims are traumatized harassed and in some cases cajoled and made fun of by the same society that ought to be sympathetic she said She said that the Ezichi Foundation believed that rape victims should have a strong voice as well as the strength and courage to talk about their experiences The victims therefore should know all hope was not lost and that one mistake in life is not the end of one s existenvce Dr Pearl Onukwugha the Proprietress of Pearville International Secondary School commended Ezichi for her emmergence as the Imo State Most beautiful girl and for having the courage to pick up the pet project She frawned at the rising number of rape cases in the society saying it was becoming an epidemic She said that 75 per cent of rape cases were carried out by people that were close to their victims while only eight per cent of the rape cases get reported According to her rape cases are pepetrated by people who have low esteem lack sex education and do not understand the implications of rape Onukwuagha expressed regret that there are no strong legal system in place against rape and identified trauma pregnancy contraction of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and damage to a woman s productive system as some of the consequences of rape She said there was the need to educate the young ones about sex self esteem and create the awareness that rape is a crime against humanity The Commissioner for Information in Imo Mr Emeka Ebiliekwe represented by Mrs Violet Igwe the Social Mobilisatio and Technical Committee SOMTEC Desk Officer in the ministry condemed the incessant cases of rape in the country and urged parents to adopt the old good ways of moral upbringing of children She advised children especially young girls to avoid what she called blind dates and bad associations adding that rape destroys the essence of womanhood Earlier Mr Clinton Briggs the Chairman of Most Beautiful Girl Beuaty Peagent in Imo said Ezichi emmerged winner through a rigorous process organised by the Emerald Events Agency and other partners He expressed optimism that at the end of her reign Ezichi would be allowed to contect for the most beautifu girl in Nigeria CEO T Edited amp Vetted By Tajudeen Atitebi NAN
    Okilo tasks Nigerians to encourage, empower talented youths
    General news3 years ago

    Okilo tasks Nigerians to encourage, empower talented youths

    Chief Mike Okire, A former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has called on well meaning Nigerians and philantropists to encourage talented youths to exhibit their talents for their good and that of the society.

    Okilo gave the advice in Owerri at the formal launch of a Pet Project of Queen Ezichi Nwulu, the Most Beautiful Girl in Imo State (MBGI) 2019-2020 by the Ezichi Foundation.

    He said that every child is endowed with potential and talent that needed a little push to be actualised.

    The former IGP, who was the chairman of the occasion,  commended Nwulu for her emmergence as the winner of 2019 Beauty Peagent in the state, describing pegeantry as a display of talent.

    Okilo also commended the queen for embarking on the pet project christened “A Campaign against Rape and Stigmatisation” and urged well-meaning Nigerians to support her to realise the objective for setting up the project.

    In her speech, Ezichi Nwulu, the Imo MBG,  thanked all for voting for her and for witnessing the launch of her project.

    “For all of you,  who voted for me and supported me while the contest lasted, I wish to use this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to your loving support and encouragement.

    “The victory is our collective victory,” she said.

    She said that as a beauty queen, she was expected to float a pet project as a legacy during her tenure.

    “I thought deeply about this before arriving at the decision to take up an issue of unique interest to the girl-child in our contemporary society.”

    “This informed my choice of the issue of rape and its implications on the lives of women generally, but most especially the teenager.”

    Ezichi described rape as a form of felony and an act to an individual without his or her concent through force or the threat of force.

    She said women, especially young women and teenagers, were the ones usually targeted in rape.

    “Of cause, boys can be victims of rape too, but the girl-child is at risk more. Somehow in rape cases, the society blames the wrong person.     We blame the victim instead of the perpetrator.

    “By the nature and structure of our society, rape victims are traumatized, harassed, and in some cases  cajoled and made fun of by the same society that ought to be sympathetic,” she said.

    She said that the “Ezichi Foundation” believed that rape victims should have a strong voice as well as the strength and courage to talk about their experiences.

    “The victims,  therefore, should know all hope was not lost and that one mistake in life is not the end of one’s existenvce.”

    Dr Pearl Onukwugha, the Proprietress of  Pearville International Secondary School,  commended Ezichi for her emmergence as the Imo State Most beautiful girl and for having the courage to pick up the pet project.

    She frawned at the rising number of rape cases in the society, saying it was becoming an epidemic.

    She said that 75 per cent of rape cases were carried out by people that were close to their victims, while only eight per cent of the rape cases get reported.

    According to her, rape cases are pepetrated by people who have low esteem, lack sex education and do not understand the implications of rape.

    Onukwuagha expressed regret that there are no strong legal system in place against rape and identified trauma, pregnancy, contraction of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and  damage to a woman’s productive system as some of the consequences of rape.

    She said there was the need to educate the young ones about sex, self esteem and create the awareness that rape is a crime against humanity.

    The Commissioner for Information in Imo, Mr Emeka Ebiliekwe, represented by Mrs Violet Igwe, the Social Mobilisatio and Technical Committee (SOMTEC) Desk Officer in the ministry,  condemed the incessant cases of rape in the country and urged parents to adopt the old good ways of moral upbringing of children.

    She advised children, especially young girls,  to avoid what she called ‘blind dates’ and bad associations, adding that rape destroys the essence of womanhood.

    Earlier, Mr Clinton Briggs, the Chairman of Most Beautiful Girl Beuaty Peagent in Imo,  said Ezichi emmerged winner through a rigorous process organised by the Emerald Events Agency and other partners.

    He expressed optimism that at the end of her reign, Ezichi would be allowed to contect for the most beautifu girl in Nigeria.  

    CEO/TÁ

    Edited & Vetted By: Tajudeen Atitebi
    (NAN)

  •  The Business Director Computer Warehouse Group CWG Mr Martins Nwoga on Thursday said that the organisation had set up an academy to train youths in Information Communication Technology ICT which would make them employable The Nigeria News Agency reports that CWG is a leading provider in ICT solutions across the West Central and East Africa CWG in partnerships with Veritas Solutions has organised a workshop for the business sector and professionals at Eko Hotels and Suite Victoria Island The workshop with the theme Unified Data Management had in attendance participants from the banking sector oil and gas financial institutions and other stakeholders Nwoga in an interview with NAN said that the company in response to the need to explore the ingenuity of youths positively and make them employable had set up the academy We understand the terrain and the need to take our youths away from Cybercrimes also called the Computer Crimes is offering a training academy to train them and make them employable and keep away from cybercrime What they needed to do is to enroll with the academy located in Lekki Lagos and have their three months training We also offer internship programmes where we train them and also put them on accounts The training offers training support for hardware and software installations and we have partnered with global IT companies like Oracle Infosys Wincor IBM and VMWare Although it is difficult to stop Cybercrimes especially among the youth it can be reduced to barest minimum if they are engaged positively a solution which we are offering We need to create role models for youths and make them realise that hard work pays they need to develop themselves in IT solutions which has abundant opportunities rather than cybercrimes he said Nwoga said that the academy was affordable and open to all irrespective of age adding that government could also minimise the rate of cybercrimes by enforcing the laws against it The academy is open to all and it is quite affordable with immense opportunities For the government they need to implement the security policies that we have most organisations are using Yahoo MSN Google and others without their dedicated encryption If the government implements the policies there will be no need for the Social Media Bill all what they needed is to implement the laws that we already have he said Edited amp Vetted By Peter Ejiofor NAN
    CWG offers academy to turn youths away from Cybercrimes — Director
     The Business Director Computer Warehouse Group CWG Mr Martins Nwoga on Thursday said that the organisation had set up an academy to train youths in Information Communication Technology ICT which would make them employable The Nigeria News Agency reports that CWG is a leading provider in ICT solutions across the West Central and East Africa CWG in partnerships with Veritas Solutions has organised a workshop for the business sector and professionals at Eko Hotels and Suite Victoria Island The workshop with the theme Unified Data Management had in attendance participants from the banking sector oil and gas financial institutions and other stakeholders Nwoga in an interview with NAN said that the company in response to the need to explore the ingenuity of youths positively and make them employable had set up the academy We understand the terrain and the need to take our youths away from Cybercrimes also called the Computer Crimes is offering a training academy to train them and make them employable and keep away from cybercrime What they needed to do is to enroll with the academy located in Lekki Lagos and have their three months training We also offer internship programmes where we train them and also put them on accounts The training offers training support for hardware and software installations and we have partnered with global IT companies like Oracle Infosys Wincor IBM and VMWare Although it is difficult to stop Cybercrimes especially among the youth it can be reduced to barest minimum if they are engaged positively a solution which we are offering We need to create role models for youths and make them realise that hard work pays they need to develop themselves in IT solutions which has abundant opportunities rather than cybercrimes he said Nwoga said that the academy was affordable and open to all irrespective of age adding that government could also minimise the rate of cybercrimes by enforcing the laws against it The academy is open to all and it is quite affordable with immense opportunities For the government they need to implement the security policies that we have most organisations are using Yahoo MSN Google and others without their dedicated encryption If the government implements the policies there will be no need for the Social Media Bill all what they needed is to implement the laws that we already have he said Edited amp Vetted By Peter Ejiofor NAN
    CWG offers academy to turn youths away from Cybercrimes — Director
    Science & Technology3 years ago

    CWG offers academy to turn youths away from Cybercrimes — Director

    The Business Director, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), Mr Martins Nwoga, on Thursday said that the organisation had set up an academy to train youths in Information Communication Technology (ICT) which would make them employable.The Nigeria News Agency reports that CWG is a leading provider in ICT solutions across the West, Central and East Africa,CWG in partnerships with Veritas Solutions has organised a workshop for the business sector and professionals at Eko Hotels and Suite, Victoria Island.The workshop with the theme “Unified Data Management”, had in attendance participants from the banking sector, oil and gas, financial institutions and other stakeholders.Nwoga in an interview with NAN said that the company in response to the need to explore the ingenuity of youths positively and make them employable had set up the academy.“We understand the terrain and the need to take our youths away from Cybercrimes also called the Computer Crimes, is offering a training academy to train them and make them employable and keep away from cybercrime.“What they needed to do is to enroll with the academy located in Lekki, Lagos, and have their three months training. We also offer internship programmes where we train them and also put them on accounts.“The training offers training support for hardware and software installations and we have partnered with global IT companies like Oracle, Infosys, Wincor, IBM and VMWare.“Although it is difficult to stop Cybercrimes, especially among the youth, it can be reduced to barest minimum if they are engaged positively, a solution which we are offering.“We need to create role models for youths and make them realise that hard work pays; they need to develop themselves in IT solutions which has abundant opportunities rather than cybercrimes,” he said.Nwoga said that the academy was affordable and open to all irrespective of age, adding that government could also minimise the rate of cybercrimes by enforcing the laws against it.“The academy is open to all and it is quite affordable with immense opportunities.“For the government, they need to implement the security policies that we have; most organisations are using Yahoo, MSN, Google and others without their dedicated encryption.“If the government implements the policies, there will be no need for the Social Media Bill, all what they needed is to implement the laws that we already have,” he said.

    (Edited & Vetted By: Peter Ejiofor)
    (NAN)

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