Gov. Ugwuanyi hailed for promoting youth empowerment in Enugu.
The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Callistus Onaga has hailed the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his administration’s programmes on youth empowerment in the state.
Onaga made the commendation on Sunday at the inauguration of a Commercial Industrial Kitchen Project at Agbudu in Udi Local Government Area of the state.
The project was constructed by an illustrious son of Agbudu community, Mr. Emeka Eneh, to provide and supply fresh and healthy local foods to different outlets in the state at affordable prices.
The event which started with the Holy Mass was celebrated by Onaga at St. Alfred Catholic Church, Agbudu, and attended by Gov. Ugwuanyi.
In his sermon, Onaga described the business venture, “Come Chop Restaurants”, as “Mama-put redefined” and a rare tasty food factory that would empower up to 1000 youths, in its little way of making idle hands busy.
The bishop appreciated Ugwuanyi for his presence at the event, in spite of his busy schedule, to support and encourage the company to grow.
He added that the governor’s gesture was in keeping with his administration’s commitment to job creation and youth empowerment as well as peace and good governance.
Onaga said that Ugwuanyi was exceptional in creating jobs and empowering the young ones in the state, with the engagement of 1,000 youths under the Enugu Clean Team Project, and a set of Cadets of the Enugu State Traffic Management Authority (ESTMA).
“The numerous ICT and SMEs innovative programmes are eloquent testimonies to the governor’s commitment to the wellbeing of the youth.
“One of us, Emeka Eneh, who is sitting down here in the church, is flagging off a rare factory. He is setting up a factory that we don’t see often with its headquarters here in Agbudu, not Enugu.
“He has a house in Enugu. He has a compound in Enugu but he decided to come down to this village to flag it off.
“This young man said he has an idea; that he wants to start something – a place where someone can buy food very cheap.
“You can call it upgraded Mama-put, fresh food. That is why I said it is rare. After cooking the food in Agbudu, it will be transported to Local Government Areas.
“When he was telling me the plan, it was to me as someone who is dreaming and now he has started already.
“This young man said he can create employment for up to 1,000 people through this food factory project. This will reduce lots of youthful exuberance of taking Mkpurumiri.
“Your Excellency, that is why when you were told about this, you said you will be here today. It is a wonderful thing,” he said.
Expressing gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi for his presence, the proprietor of the food factory, Eneh, explained that the private endeavour was a commercial industrial kitchen that would be cooking different delicacies.
According to him, they are Egusi soup, Okoro soup, Pepper soup and other dishes that the local community is already capable of doing, adding that the company will provide massive empowerment for the youth.
In a goodwill message, Emma Chime, President General of Agbudu Town Union, thanked Ugwuanyi for his visit to the community, pointing out that the project was for youth empowerment which was in line with the policy thrust of the governor’s administration.
Chime told Ugwuanyi that the people of Agbudu community were proud of him, assuring him of the community’s support in his endeavours.