The erstwhile first citizen of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi yesterday invested in the future of 240 youths from his home town, Agulu in Anaocha Local
The erstwhile first citizen of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi yesterday invested in the future of 240 youths from his home town, Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area. He donated N24 million, 41 buses and 20 tricycles aka Keke NAPEP to them for economic empowerment.
Gov Peter Obi
In a further act of philanthropy, scholarship worth N1 million was also given to a Miss Chinwe Okonkwo from the community graduated with a First Class at the undergraduate level.
He also pledged that every indigene of Agulu that makes a first class will benefit from a scholarship to pursue PhD programme.
In a ceremony that took place at the Agulu Town Hall Obi said that the exercise would continue under the Peter Obi Empowerment Scheme until most of the youths in the area attain a better standard of living for they and their families.
He clearly stated that 20 people would be empowered henceforth every month in Agulu until positive economic impact becomes the norm.
According to him, the N24 million received under the scheme was interest-free for the beneficiaries. He advised them to use it wisely and give feedback to him if they encounter problems while doing their businesses.
Mr Peter Obi pleaded with the Agulu people to choose peace because it is under a peaceful atmosphere that unity and progress could become their reality.
He went on to encourage the privileged indigenes from the community to always reflect back home and commit to developing Agulu into an urban economic center.
To this effect, he announced that he would lure two banks to Agulu community to be located at Nkwo Agulu and Afor Agulu soon to open up the community more.
In their separate responses, the traditional leader of Agulu, Igwe Innocent Obodoakor and the President General of the town, Sir Paulinus Aniagboso, thanked former governor Obi for continuing to be a worthy son of the soil.