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The traditional ruler of Enugwu-Ukwu, Igwe Ralph Ekpeh has expressed the willingness of his community to partner the state government and other neighbouring communities to empower their youths as a way of curbing youth restiveness.

The Monarch made the call at the graduation ceremony of one hundred and fifty youths from the community, trained in different skill areas as a way of empowering them to become self reliant.
It was a moment of joy for the one hundred and fifty young men and women as they ended their ten day training under the Capacity Development and Skills Empowerment Initiative, CDSEI, a Lagos based skill acquisition centre, sponsored by a young philanthropist and Enugwu-Ukwu indigene, Mr. Nonso Okoye
The youths were trained in different skill areas including catering, cosmetology, Beads and Wire Works, Baking, hair styling, fashion designing, production of household confectioneries, phone and laptop repairs as well as how to run and manage a business.
They were also empowered with a start up kit, all at no cost. 
Igwe Ekpeh who could not hide his joy for the initiative said with the empowerment, the community has done a major blow to youth restiveness and challenges of cultism in communities as this will help create more direct and indirect job opportunities , noting that the gesture is in line with the State government's efforts of creating jobs for young people.
He called on the graduands to form a cooperative society to access credit facilities being provided, grow their businesses reach out to more young people within and outside the community.

For the President General of the Community, Comrade Bonny Ozo-Nkwoaku, the initiative is a laudable way of creating wealth as the over hundred people trained have been taken out of the job market and thus will begin to make their own contributions to the well being of the society and especially Enugwu-Ukwu Community, calling on other affluent individuals to use their wealth and influence to create more job opportunities for the young people.
The Sponsor of the Project, Mr. Okoye who stated that he was motivated to attract the initiative to his community as a way to help his people out of poverty, urged the beneficiaries not to take the opportunity for granted as he announced that their progress will be monitored bimonthly and more incentives given to help them sustain their growth.
The Principal of CDSEI, Mr. Olatunji Odewunmi and some of the benefiting youths, including Miss Chioma Nkwoezue and Mr. Chukwujekwu Nwobu praised the efforts of the community and the sponsor of the project for giving the youths an opportunity to become financially independent and through this way engage them in a meaningful venture.
Exhibition of products by the students was the climax of the graduation ceremony.

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