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Enugu monarch empowers 63 youths with N63million to start business

Traditional ruler of Edem-Ani Ogwugwu in Nsukka LGA of Enugu, Igwe Samuel Asadu, has donated the sum of N1m each to 63 youths in the community, to start a business.

He announced the empowerment at a grand ceremony on Wednesday, January 3, where he presented the cheques to the beneficiaries.

Asadu said the gesture was to build youths as future leaders and urged the beneficiaries to ensure that the money was invested for the intended purposes so that others in the community would also benefit.

The monarch added said scheme was part of his transformation agenda to empower, prepare, and equip youths for the future, and he expected to see 63 millionaires in the next 10 years.

Asadu said; “As the traditional ruler of this community, I am sowing this seed of empowerment on youths because they are future leaders. I am very optimistic that in the next 10 years, this community will have 63 millionaires and even billionaires who will bring giant developments to the community.

“This is the first phase of this empowerment as more youths in the community will benefit in no distant time by God’s special grace.

“I am empowering our youths to become future millionaires and billionaires to enable them to bring rapid developments in the community. To maintain peace, crime and drug-free society, the interest of youths must be put into consideration by empowering them meaningfully and positively.

“I am happy the community has intelligent and well-behaved youths who are determined to be useful for themselves and the society”.

President general of Edem-Ani Town Union, Emeka Ugwoke, praised the ruler for always having the community’s interest at heart.