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Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi on Wednesday revealed that the state government has mapped out a whopping sum of ₦3 billion for what he tagged the #EndSARS youth empowerment scheme.
Umahi disclosed this on Wednesday in Abakaliki the state capital, while declaring the Ebonyi #EndSARS youth summit open.
He said that his administration had put necessary machinery in place to ensure the appointment and election of youths into political positions.
The Governor used the opportunity to appeal to youths in the state not to engage in wanton destruction of public infrastructure.
The governor said that such infrastructure adds value to society and forms part of the state and country’s Gross Domestic Product.
‘When youths burn down police stations, it will seem as if the police’s hands are tied in the situation.
‘It would however not benefit the police to waste the blood of youths but we should not continue in sin that grace may abound.
‘There are several activities carried out by a minute percentage of youths, which are unprofitable and detrimental to society.
‘The South-East governors are not against any youth organization but ready to work with them to achieve a productive society that will benefit all,’ he said.
He said that the summit, which was the first in the country, was at President Muhammadu Buhari’s instance to address the youths’ agitations on the #EndSARS protests of 2020.
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