By Lucky Oji
WARRI—The councillor representing Ovwian Ward 11 in Udu Legislative Arm in partnership with Chief Amos Itihwe Foundation, has began a free empowerment/training programme of over 300 youths across the 32 communities as part of its bid to alleviate the sufferings of Udu youths.
The youth empowerment/training programme which kick started last Monday at the Ovwian community town hall with over 300 participants, had the community President General, Mr. Paul Odiete, Secretary, Comrade Abraham Osimini, Commissioner of DESOPADEC representing Udu, Ughelli South, Uvwie and Urhobos in Warri, Chief Amos Itihwe, leader of Udu Legislative Arm, Hon. Friday Okotogbo, Mr. Daniel Ekori (aka Omeco), Chairman of APC Udu chapter and others in attendance.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, Chief Amos Itihwe expressed delight over the large turnout of Udu youths in the empowerment programme, adding that he is impressed about the initiative of Hon. Sharta, who is working hard to ameliorate the plight of Udu youths.
Also Speaking, President General of Ovwian community, Mr. Paul Odietethanked the DESOPADEC commissioner for partnering Hon. Sharta to empower the youths despite the dwindling economic fortunes.