The Member representing Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Dr. Alex Egbona had on thursday, June 17th admonished youths to not kill for the sake of politics nor be made available to be used by politicians .
The Former Chief of staff to Senator Liyel Imoke, Hon. Egbona made the admonition at the closing ceremony of a training/empowerment programme organised at his instance, for women and youths in his federal constituency( Abi Local Government Area and Yakurr Local Government Area).
The Member of parliament said, "Rather than kill or maim for politicians who will use you and dump you after their elections, you should try and make attempt to acquire skills which will earn you a source of livelihood, sustain your families and make you become independent".
He further stated that, His decision to attract as many training and empowerment programmes as possible to the constituency was premised on his belief in human, capacity development rather than operating on the Nigerian political factor where young men and women are used for electioneering matters.
"I have attracted all these empowerment programmes to my constituency right from my first year in the house of Representatives so that the culture of dependence on handouts will stop in both Yakurr and Abi Local Government Areas.
I want you people to have good skills so that you can be useful to yourselves, families and Communities. I am doing this in keeping with my election campaign promises I made during my elections".
The lawmaker further disclosed that he is working on a housing scheme that would benefit all levels of income earners (low, medium and high)in the federal constituency(Yakurr and Abi), was underway and will soon kickstart.
The beneficiaries were trained on various Agricultural value chains including, food processing and packaging as well as make-up artistry and photography, as they were also given food processing equipment and cash respectively, to enable them take off their businesses.
The training programme was supervised by officials of the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, an agency under the federal ministry of agriculture.
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