By Samuel Oyadongha
YENAGOA—SUCCOUR came the way of 79 indigent youths in Yenagoa, constituency II, as the lawmaker representing the area in Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mrs. Ebiuwou Koku-Obiyai, weekend, presented them with free NECO registration and JAMB forms.
Speaking at a brief ceremony held at Okolobiri in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, Mrs. Koku-Obiyai, said that the gesture was driven by her desire to invest in youth empowerment and education in line with her electioneering promises to the people of her constituency.
Describing education as the best legacy to give the younger generation, she said that the beneficiaries were selected from eight secondary schools and youths in the area preparing for UTME.
She said playing a role in the educational development of the youths would help direct their energies to useful ventures.
“I know because of the financial situation, we really need to help with our position and I have decided to package this programme to assist the youths actualise their educational pursuit,” she said.
Urging the beneficiaries to take their studies seriously, Mrs. Koku-Obiyai, a former chairperson of the state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, said “My advice is that you (beneficiaries) should take advantage of this opportunity and become good citizens of our state and the country.”
Earlier, the immediate past Special Adviser to the Bayelsa Governor on Culture and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Banton Akpuruku, who chaired ceremony commended Mrs. Koku-Obiyai for the initiative.