A non-governmental organisation, Emeka Agba Foundation, has emphasised the need to address the rate of poverty in the country, noting that it will help to identify the talents of Nigerian youths and expose them to the world.
The founder of the NGO, Emeka Agba, who said the foundation was born out of passion, empathy and desire for grassroots development, noted that many young people had gone astray due to lack of proper orientation.
According to him, the group has seen first-hand what hunger and poverty can do to people as many lose their dignity and self-worth to make ends meet.
Agba disclosed that the desire for grassroots development where humanitarian service is needed to address youth empowerment, vocational skills acquisition, scholarships, mentorship, health and creating an enabling environment for the socio-economic independence of young Nigerians, was what brought about the foundation.
“Poverty can be addressed when people are engaged positively. We should be mindful that human resources are huge and when we put it to use adequately, it would bring out huge productivity and hitherto, reduce insecurity and poverty in the land,” he said.
“Our foundation is also interested in sporting activities, especially boxing and we need to catch them young, train and sponsor them to partake in international competitions.
“It has contributed and brought succour to the less privileged through empowerment, mentorship, scholarships, skills acquisition, and vocational training. We have touched lives in diverse ways through our humanitarian services and widows are also not left out.”