Governor Alex Otti Partners Organisations To Secure Abia Youths Gainful Emancipation

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Abia state Governor, Dr. Alex Otti OFR, says his government is partnering relevant organisations to secure the future of Abia youths through meaningful engagement.

Governor Otti stated this when he received in audience a delegation of the Dominion City Church, worldwide led by the General Overseer and founder Goldenheart foundation Bishop David Ogbueli.

While noting that the Youth need a platform to be useful to themselves and the society at large, the Governor said that the youth needs access to finance, training, retraining and mentorship, adding that his administration is open to supports from reputable organisations in that regard.

“It is important we get our youths to do something,we want to thank you for the initiative and they’re initiatives we have already keyed into,we believe that a lot of our people just need access to finance, access to training and retraining and mentoring,just support from government will keep them off the street”

“Even here because we understand how the economy works, immediately we came on board we started clearing salary arrears, when people work and you don’t pay them,you stifle the economy, it’s only when they have money in their pockets that they can be able to buy, and that buying decision supported by the money in their pockets that will bring chains of other decisions.

“As somebody is buying, somebody is selling,as somebody is selling, somebody is producing,as somebody is producing is hiring people and the economy is growing,it keeps on going in circle like that”Governor Otti noted.

He said that his administration observing the level of infrastructural decay in the state, with particular reference to Aba informed his decision to immediately commence rehabilitation of roads, adding that the action has started bringing back businesses that hitherto left Aba the commercial hub of the state.

Governor Otti while recalling the roles played by different churches including Dominion City in ensuring his victory in the 2023 general elections, thanked Bishop Ogbueli for all his services to God and mankind.

“We thank you for all the work you’re doing for mankind and for God, during the campaigns we visited your Church in Umuahia, and we were well received,we thank you for allowing us use the platform which you set up”

“A great majority of the body of Christ supported us, some of them went out of their way campaigning for us, talking to people,came out on the election day protecting their votes and ensuring that the right thing was done”

Speaking earlier, the Leader of the delegation and General Overseer Dominion City Church Bishop David Ogbueli said they are in the state for the Southeast redemption and development summit where they will speak to Church and religious leaders on the need to be part of the moral reformation of the youths in the region.

Bishop Ogbueli who stated that the church is much concerned about the collapse of moral values among youths in southeast, said the summit will equip the church and religious leaders with the right approach to champion the campaign right from the church and dormain.

While applauding the numerous achievements of Governor Otti within a short time in office, Bishop Ogbueli said he would be fulfilled to see Abia state champion the all round emancipation of the Southeast region.