Imo North APGA Senatorial Candidate; Atty. Charles Onyirimba, Congratulates the Bishop of Isi Mbano diocese, Rt, Rev Gregory Ukanwa on the diocesan 3rd session of the 9th synod.
With the theme “Let God Be True: A Quantum Analysis Of The Faithfulness Of God”. (Rom 3:4).
Atty Charles Onyirimba, who was present at St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Okohia, Isiala Mbano LGA, venue of the Synod Service, on, 26th October, 2020, praised the Bishop for the positive impact he has made, in the Isi Mbano Anglican Community and in Mbano town in general.
Atty. Charles Onyirimba, hailed the giant strides recorded by the Bishop, in building both the spiritual and physical life of the members of the Church. He commended the Bishop for his fatherly disposition all through his episcopacy as the Anglican Bishop of Isi Mbano Diocese.
Speaking further, Atty. Charles Onyirimba calls for the need for youths empowerment.
“It’s amazing to see the amount of talentful and skilful youths we have in Okigwe zone, but sadly the system is built to ensure such talent is either mismanaged or outrightly killed, and continue to throw up mediocres as our only Alternatives, sadly we also have accepted this to be our lot.
The state of our youths clearly poses threats to the security, stability and sustainable development of our dear zone, which no leadership worth it’s salt would treat with levity.
We cannot continue to profess that our youths are the leaders of today and key drivers of societal transformation owing to their enormous agility, courage and creativity, and we are yet to pursue vigorously a robust and institutionalized youth development and empowerment plan.
To address the problems of youth unemployment in Okigwe zone and Imo State at large, there is a need for a strategic vision and plan of action for youth development in the state.
The candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for Imo North Senatorial Bye-Election, Atty. Charles Onyirimba, as a man who understands the issues of Youth development having served in many youths organizations both nationally and internationally is proposing that if the given the opportunity to become a Senator of the Federal Republic, he will sponsor bills aimed at “YOUTH EMPOWERMENT”
The Youth Empowerment Bill will be bills to implement a sustainable youth policy framework.
The bill seeks to, among other things, establish a Youth Development Commission that will provide solutions to the myriads of challenges confronting the youths. The commission will be saddled with the responsibility of empowering the youths in life-changing salable skills, self-development & entrepreneurship training, and qualitative economic empowerment to start up.
This will help institutionalize Youth empowerment and development in the state. The commission will have the responsibility of articulating sustainable empowerment programs that is designed to create job opportunities for the youths in the state.
Areas like enterprise and entrepreneurship development, Technical and vocational education training,
Skills acquisition, Making Youth related public institutions and facilities work, Exploiting the entertainment and sports industry, Go-to-Farm policy, ICT trainings, Giving soft loans to SMEs,
Providing funds for setups and other empowerment programs will be focused.
The commission will be managed by professionals especially from the private sector with representatives from government ministries and agencies.
The bill when passed and implemented will provide a sustainable plan for Youth development in the State.
It will also help in improving youth economic development, attract investors/donor support and increase the Internally Generated Revenue of the state.
This bill will better position the youths for continued greatness in economic scheme of Nigeria and compliment the efforts of the government towards improving the social-economic status and the empowerment of the youths.
A state is only made great by creating growth focused policies and laws that makes adequate plans for the future and commitment to achieve the plans.
In conclusion, he prayed that God will continue to bless and uphold the Bishop and the Diocese, saying that his works and legacy will always be remembered for good in the Church of God.