The chief Executive Officer of 2Flame Entertainment limited and the founder of Don Lulu Foundation for Humanity, Mayor lucky Igbokwe, the United Nations peace Ambassador, has budgeted the sum of=N=600 million (six hundred million naira) for the empowerment of over 650 rural women and Abia Youths who graduated from his school of Agricultural Value chain production.
Mayor lucky Igbokwe made this known to a cross section of news men in his country home, Umuawa Alaocha Ohuhu in Umuahia North local government of Abia state.
He said that he was touched by the level of unemployment in the state, hence, his foundation was setup to partner with Abia state government to find a lasting solution to youth unemployment in the state, adding that Government can not do it alone.
He said” as an Ohuhu man, a lover of Dr Michael Okpara, the former premier of Eastern Region of blessed memory, envisaged when he setup the Ulonna North and South farm settlement, currently lying waste with vast arable lands uncultivated, he is going to use his school of Agriculture at Ekeoba in Ohuhu land in Umuahia North local government to train our youths and rural women free of charge in Agriculture and equally provide them with startup fund to put to practice what they learned in the school”.
He said that idle hand is the devil’s workshop and believe that “if our youths are properly engaged through Agriculture, they will have no time to engage in criminal behaviours and it will at the same time fight the problem of food shortage in the land.
He commend governor Okezie Ikpeazu in the area of security as Abia state is adjudged as one of the peace state in Nigeria and called on him not to relent, as it is only in a peaceful enviroment can any meaningful development will take place.
He equally commend the traditional Ruler of Ekeoba accient kingdom, His Royal Highness Eze Nwokenna for provision of vast land in his kingdom where our youths will be trained on how to fend for themselves.
He equally have a peace of advice to emergency philanthropists who only come around during Election period to turn a new leaf, adding that you don’t have to own the world to extend a helping to the less privilege.
When asked why he has not joined active politics to enable him continue where Dr Michael Okpara of blessed memory stopped, he said that he is still seeking the face of God for direction, but he employed Abians and the especially the youths to go and get their INEC PVC to enable them enthrone the leaders of their dreams and choice.
It will be recalled that Mayor lucky Igbokwe,(aka Don Lulu) was in 2013 appointed the United Nations Mayor of peace, making him the youngest MOP in the South Eastern Nigeria, in recognition of his efforts towards lasting regional and global peace initiatives.
The foundation part from Agricultural Empowerment, has amongst others, equally extend helping hands in the area of Education, through its back to school campaign, housing for the less privilege, health care delivering and other poverty alleviation Programmes.
Mayor lucky Igbokwe aka Don Lulu