Kogi Speaker Commends Hon Asuku Jamiu on launch of Foundation

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Kogi Speaker Commends Hon Asuku Jamiu on launch of Foundation

Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Prince Matthew has commended the Chief of Staff to the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Hon.  Abdulkareem Asuku Jamiu on his efforts to partner with the government to reduce the menace of unemployment in the society.

The Speaker who represented Governor Yahaya Bello at the occasion  made the commendation at the launching of Asuku Foundation held at Afims Hotel, Okene yesterday.

According to him, he attended the occasion in double capacity as a representative of the Governor and also as an individual, stressing that  it is heartwarming to see a key government officials like Hon Asuku Jamiu to embark on humanitarian services that are targeted at reducing the crime rate in the state, stressing that anyone that is busy doing something will not have time to go into crimes.

He said youth empowerment is one of his priority areas as a representative of the people hence he will not hesitate to partner with reputable organizations like the Asuku Foundation to reach out to the less privileged in the society.

The Speaker said as part of his contributions to youth empowerment, over 200 youths are currently undergoing training to acquire requisite knowledge in different skills with National Directorate of Employment (NDE) certification.

He advised the intending beneficiaries of the foundation’s kind gesture to make judicious use of the opportunities that will be provided, urging other well meaning individuals and organizations to join Asuku Foundation to help the less privileged.

He said the Kogi State House of Assembly under his watch has already passed the Youth Commission bill which have been assented to by Governor Yahaya Bello, the law has made provisions for youths engagement whereby a platform is created for the youths to explore as many opportunities that will be available.

He promised that the 7th Assembly will continue to partner with relevant stakeholders to make laws that will promote good governance in the state.

The Speaker donated on behalf of the Assembly and on a personal note donated  to the foundation, while urg6 other well meaning individuals at the occasion to donate generously to support the works of the foundation.

Femi Olugbemi,
Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly

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