A Senior Special Adviser to Enugu State government on local government affairs, Honourable Ishiwu Clinton, has praised Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his giant strides in youth development.
Speaking at the grand finale of the Gburugburu Solidarity Cup held at Nru Boys Secondary School on Saturday, Ishiwu who sponsored the tournament stated that Ugwuanyi has been able to incorporate youths into his government.
He said, “History has it that Gburugburu (Governor Ugwuanyi) is the only governor of Enugu state to incorporate a lot of young men and women into various positions. He has been empowering the youths through various projects. Nothing beats preparing for a greater tomorrow and the governor is on the right track in that regard.”
“For the governor to honour an invitation by a young man like me says a lot about his commitment to encouraging and empowering youths. If it was in the past, I will not be able to host this kind of tournament and then bring the governor around. He came here today because he has the youths at heart, anything that concerns the youth, he goes a long way to show his support.”
Ishiwu stated that his desire to encourage the youths pushed him to host the football tournament that involved teams from the six local government areas of Enugu North senatorial zone.
“Growing up I enjoyed the game of football and I still play it up till date. Looking around I noticed that it is a game that will actually unite and engage the youths. I noticed that for us to reduce social vices and actually bring the people of Enugu north together one of the ways to do so is through the game of football.
“I am motivated by the need for unity, peace and for oneness among the people of Enugu north Secretariat zone.”
Commenting on some of the challenges encountered during preparations for the tournament, Ishiwu said, “There were lots of challenges. We had some security challenges but thank God that the Local government Chairman of Udenu, Solomon Onah provided some security measures for us to actually host this together.