The President of Association of Micro Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (AMEN), Prince Saviour Iche has launched a youth empowerment programme titled "Youth Talent Hunt Empowerment programme" in Ijegun community of Alimosho Local Government Area, Lagos State.
The programme intends to empower the jobless talented youths in the rural area of the Ijegun community.
The ceremony was attended by members of Itesiwaju Ipinle Eko Vanguard including the Mr. kinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos state.
Speaking during the event, the founder of the programme, and a member of Itesiwaju Eko Vanguard, Prince Saviour Ichie stated, "Today we are organizing a talent hunt because in our community there is a lot of talent being wasted. So we have decided to give them a stepping stone to showcase these talents.
"As of now, we have about 18 youths that are performing today. Being a community person, I have been around for the past five years and seen lots of idle talents. This motivated me to start the programme. God will not be happy with me if I allow these talents to go wasted. After this we will move to the next step which is a football competition. In this competition prices will be given to winners, he further added.
"As the Vanguard Group, financially we are looking at giving the first and second best performers scholarship. We will also monitor them to ensure they will be greater than this." The message of the governor is to tell the youths to keep it up. They are the future and the future starts from today. They should stay away from drugs and any bad act and be good children to their parents," he said.