The Executive Chairman of Ohafia Local Government, Dr. Okorafor Ukiwe has disclosed his administration's readiness to prioritize youth empowerment, maintaining that their engagement will engender peace in the area.
Dr. Ukiwe made the disclosure during an interactive session on Love 99.9FM Radio program tagged "Open Parliament".
"My belief is that, if you build infrastuctures without empowering the youths and women, by ensuring they are gainfully engaged, your efforts would amount to nothing.
"Lack of empowerment can cause restiveness. This is why we see our Youths as project that must be priotized, to give capacity through the skill acquisition program, while tapping from the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu's Education for Employment (E4E) program," he said.
"Our empowerment initiative is geared towards building entrepreneurs whose potential would be required in implementing and sustaining a verile economy for the local government," he concluded.