The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Wednesday reassured the youth and all Abians of his administration’s willingness to partner every responsible and responsive association or group that wants to impact positively on the youths of the State.
The Governor represented by the Abia Commissioner for Youth Development, Barr. Charles Esonu, who gave the assurance during the 2022 Abia Youth Empowerment Centre Ground Breaking and Orientation, held at Success Assured School, Umuogelle, Ovom, Obingwa LGA, said the State Government is desirous of encouraging youth development, stating that it will continue to support initiatives that will engage the youths positively.
He said the Government will continue to provide the enabling environment for investors and others with good intentions for youth in the State to bring to fruition, their good intentions, saying that Government apart from giving lands to investors, also provide security among other services.
The Governor lauded the Abia Director, Global City Impact Foundation, Prophet Chibuzo Nwanju, for attracting the initiative and investment home, stating that it will assist in moulding the youths of the area, adding that there is enormous talents begging to be harnessed in the State.
Earlier in his address, the Dean, Business, Global City Impact University, Larry Wanous, said Global City Impact University stands to provide new approach to education. He said the University is anchored on Global City Impact Foundation, which is a kingdom-minded non-profit NGO with the sole aim of impacting communities and cities through education, economic empowerment among others.
He revealed that the Global City Impact University, GCIU, takes delight in equipping new generation of professionals, craftsmen, small business owners and students with affordable educational learning courses, adding that these courses will help increase the global demand for African products and serves just as it will create career opportunities.
On his part, the Abia State Director, Global City Foundation, Prophet Chibuzo Nwanju, said the idea of bringing the initiative is part of efforts to impact youths in Abia State, stressing that full tuition scholarship will be given to 3000 students after they emerge successful in written examination, informing that the Foundation has exhibited the gesture for more than 8 years.
He urged youths from the area to tap into the opportunity that Global City Impact University and Global City Impact Foundation have provided for them, revealing that the University accomplishes her mission through seven academic tracks visa viz: Wisdom academy, Global business entrepreneurship, performing Arts and theatre, Music schools, Computer Schools, Sports Academy and Executive leadership.
Also speaking, the G-Coach, President and Founder of G-factor Initiatives International, David Odita, said the project is an initiative of the Global City Impact Foundation, Malaska in partnership with G-factor, so as to impact the youth who constitute the greater portion of the population of any nation.
He said if the youth and the talents in them are harnessed, Abia State will be another China, saying that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has seen the potentials in the youths which is why he is desirous of developing the youths as Abia is the heart of production in South-East while urging Abia youths to tap into the opportunity the Global City Impact University and Global City Impact Foundation have provided.
Contributing, the Chairman, National Youth Council, Abia State, Mr Smith Sylvanus, urged the youths of the area to key into the laudable initiative, saying it will change their lives just as he commended the team from Alaska for bringing the problem to the area.
In their separate speeches, the Regional Director, Global City Impact Foundation, Mrs Adaeze Nwankudu and the Executive Director Diaspora Community in Abia State, Dr. Mrs, Ngozi Erondu, charged the 3000 youths who benefited from the Revive Alaska Community Services, to make judicious use of the opportunity of being selected.
Correspondent reports that there was full tuition scholarship available for the first 3000 students while the initiative is powered by Revive Alaska Community Services U.S.A and Global City Impact Foundation in collaboration with Abia State Government.