The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on governments at all levels to take youth-related issues seriously.
He gave the advice at his home town, Agulu, during an interactive session with stakeholders and the youth of the town.
Obi said that beyond the appeal to government to take care of the youth, that wealthy individuals should show concern about the progress of the youth in their various towns.
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Obi, who has been consistent in the empowerment of the youth and women of his town through various projects, including the institution of revolving loan scheme among women and purchase of buses for the youth, said that he was prepared to strengthen the scheme, especially now he had observed that most youths were just in the villages drinking, smoking and wasting their lives.
His words: “If the government and wealthy people do not show interest in the progress of the society, it will breed anarchy in future.”
Besides, the traditional ruler of Agulu, Igwe Innocent Obodoakor, who spoke at the event, said that he shedded tears when Mr. Peter Obi called him and requested the meeting for the issues regarding the youths of the town to be discussed.
Also, the President General of the town, Chief Andy Orakwue, said that he was the most fortunate President General for having a good and noble man as Obi in his town.
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