NPA Empowers 53 Osun Youths 

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has empowered some youths in Osun State in an efforts to make them self-reliance.

The empowerment programme of the NPA was facilitated by the Executive Director, Marine and Operations of NPA, Mr. Olalekan Badmus.

No fewer than 53 residents of Osun State benefitted from the empowerment programme.

The beneficiaries were selected in two local government areas of Osun State, Osogbo and Olorunda after a thorough screening exercise.

Seventeen motorcycles and deep freezers were given to businessmen and women.

While distributing the motorcycles and deep freezers to the beneficiaries in Osogbo, capital of Osun State on Saturday, Badmus disclosed that the gesture is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the NPA to help the youths and women in the state.

He added that NPA has been supporting vocational training and empowerment programmes for youths and also investing in the education of the people.

According to Badmus, who was represented by the chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Dr. Damilare Adeyemi, “we chose to start with Osogbo and Olorunda Local Government Areas because there was already a working template here in Osun managed by this empowerment group.

“This initiative, which is in partnership with Ilerioluwa Empowerment Group (IEG), is aimed at improving the living standards of communities and fostering good relations between the NPA and its host communities.”

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