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  • Updated: April 23, 2023

Enugu Reps Member-Elect Launches Tech Hub For Youth Empowerment

The House of Representatives member-elect for Enugu East/Isi Uzo Federal Constituency,  Prof. Paul Nnamchi has launched a technology and innovation centre for youth empowerment in Enugu State.

Nnamchi unveiled the centre named 'Prof. Paul Nnamchi Tech Hub and Youth Innovation (PPNTAYI)' during the graduation of 150 students who participated in a computer training sponsored by Nnamchi at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Abakpa-Nike, Enugu on Sunday.

He said that although he had not be sworn-in, he wants to start providing sustainable empowerment to his constituents and by extension all residents of Enugu State.

"I am in a hurry to ensure that my constituents and by extension Enugu State feel the full-blown impact of our people-oriented leadership and clear cut people-focused innovations and programmes meant to better their lives", he stated.

Nnamchi said that the PPNTAYI platform is about the youths and children, who are the abundant resources presently in the country and see how best to tap from their energy and initiatives to reshape the future of the state and country.

“The PPNTAYI platform is a vehicle to deliver my campaign promises and to ensure that vast majority of our people not just witness but are part of the transformation change; thus, moving our people from consumption to production.

“I have the burning zeal to deliver the aspiring of my people that have been abandoned for a long time.

"Having limited time that explains why I am hitting the ground rolling even before I will be sworn-in.

“I intend to use the limitless boundaries of education, especially in various endeavour of human existence, to push my people up in the socio-economic ladder.

“We needed human capital development and teaching our people the affects of climate change, which is real and it is already affecting our lives so that we care for the environment and people around us the more.

“Prior to my election, I have a centre at Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), which is on rural sustainable development; where we train people on sustainable agriculture for women and youths, conversion of waste to wealth and renewal energy among others.”

On the graduation of 150 students in the tech-hub, the Reps member-elect said that the PPNTAYI would ensure that students in the constituency acquire modern knowledge and skill to compete favourable with people of the advance world.

On his part, Monsignor Chuks Ogbuene, Parish Priest in-charge of St. Theresa Catholic Church Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, said that Nnamchi had started in a good footing by putting the people first, adding that the computer training would help the students get employment while they further their education.

One of the graduating students, Master Usman Emmanuel of Real Genius International College, Thinkers Corner, Enugu, thanked Nnamchi for the opportunity of free computer training and cash award of N10,000 after the training.

Another graduating student, Miss Uchechukwu Eze of Success International College, Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, appreciated Nnamchi for making the free computer training possible, adding: “I pray for good health and wisdom for Prof. Nnamchi for him to continue to excel”.

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