Youth Empowerment: Okpebholo empowers 10 Artisans with 10million grants


Jul 8, 2024

By Ify Akuba

The All Progressive Congress, (APC) Guber candidate Senator Monday Okpebholo has empowered Artisans who are made of youths across the state with the sum of ten million naira to kick start their business.

Senator okpebholo made the empowerment donation at the Paddy Emmanuel Foundation Youth Empowerment program held in Benin City recently.

Senator Okpebholo while addressing the youths at the empowerment ceremony tagged : Advance emotionally narrated his humble beginning in the business world to inspire recipients of Paddy Emmanuel 20milloin grants stressed that determination and consistency remains the pathway of success for any Youth who aspire to add value to the society.

He noted that he derived his inspiration to become the Governor of Edo State from his humble beginning to help the down trodden especially the Youths having tasted what hardship is all about.

Senator Okpebholo in his humble style randomly selected some Youths amongst the participants who are tailors, shoemakers, welders and hairdressers and gifted them the sum of 500,000 each as a way of supporting their business.

He commended Dr . Paddy Emmanuel for his philanthropic endeavours in the lives of Edo Youths and assured him that when elected as Governor, he will further partner with the foundation as a way of increasing the number of Youths in the business world.

He admonished Youths that were empowered to see what was given to them as a seed they needed to grow for advancement.

In the same vein, the National President of NANs and his executive endorsed and presented an Award of recognition to Senator Okpewelo assuring him that the Youths of Edo State are behind him and will mobilize in their campus wards and units to vote massively for him come September, 21st, 2024.

Speaking also at the event, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu charged the Edo Youths to ensure they cast their votes for the APC Governorship Candidate, Monday Okpewelo as he posses the spirit of compassion for the down trodden.

He stressed further that Edo People are not looking for leaders with bogus credentials that lack compassion for the needy but are looking for those who will feel the pulse of the suffering Edo Youths, Women and Men.

He said with Okpewelo, Edo Youths should be assured of continuous Empowerment.

Inspiring the Youths, the founder of FDN, Osas Ighodalo also charged the Youths to invest in their personal development as well as their brands.

The Senior Adviser to President Tinubu on Youth Initiative, Titilope Gbadamosi explained further on how Edo Youths can take advantage of the Paddy Emmanuel Foundation to nurture their business and become Captains of Industries.

She advised that designing a business plan with solid structures could only draw attention of clients to the business mostly when they are adding values to the society.

On her part, Ms Iroghama Ogbeifun, the CEO of Starzs Investment Company Limited said that to survive in the present Nigeria, Youths must rise up and build competence and capacity to grow their individual business .

” Consistency helps you to grow your business. You must strive to build the spirit of resilience, confidence and build your relationships with people as that will help you grow in your career.

Highpoints of the event was the presentation of Grants to Youths across the LGA by Dr. Paddy Emmanuel, Chief Osahon, MD, Play House and others.

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