Grand Patron Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Appreciate Nigerians for their Patriotism, Charges Govt. to Create Job Opportunity in 2022
…Unveils Agenda for 2022
The Grand Patron, Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation, Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu has congratulated Nigerians for their bravery, resilience, and loyalty to the Country despite the economic and security challenges faced in 2021.
Alhaji Shuaibu Audu in a new message praised Nigerians and the good people of Kogi State for not giving up irrespective of happenings in the past year.
The seasoned banker called on government at all levels to diversify the economy, reduce the cost of running the government and execute more projects that will impact the people positively.
The award-winning philanthropist who is a son to the first and second executive Governor of Kogi State, late Alhaji (Prince) Abubakar Audu of blessed memory, urged the government to create more jobs and address the issue of insecurity.
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“The root cause of insecurity is joblessness; over 90 percent of those who are gainfully employed have no time for criminal activities,” he said.
While congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari and Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on the occasion of the new year celebration, he called on Nigerians and the Kogi State populace irrespective of their faith or tribe to rally around their leaders to enable them to succeed.
Speaking about the Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation, he said the Foundation will do more in the new year 2022.
He praised God for the new year, noting that the year 2021 had been eventful and phenomenal for the Foundation as the lives of many were impacted positively across the three senatorial districts of Kogi State through the various projects initiated and commissioned.
Alhaji Shuaibu Audu noted that the Foundation is poised for greater and better people-oriented projects/programs that will better the lives of the citizenry in Kogi State and the Country at large.
He unveiled some projects and targets of the Foundation in 2022 to include, Provision of rural electrification projects, potable water, construction of feeder roads, Award of scholarship to indigent students, Provision of improved and free health care facilities, Provision of leadership training and mentorship programs for the teeming youths.
Others are the Establishment of vocational centers for different skill acquisition where starter packs will be given to successful participants to start their businesses and become employers of labor, Giving of soft loans to market women and other people engaged in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, Renovation of dilapidated primary and Secondary schools in Kogi communities and beyond, sensitizing the youths on the need to shun thuggery and election violence ahead of the 2023 general election.
The Grand patron appreciated God and the people of Kogi State for the opportunity to use the God-given potentials for the good of the populace and assured of more dividends in the new year.
He explained further that the Foundation’s mission and vision will be achieved through constituting a network of partners both home and abroad for wider outreach.
Recall that the Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation had over the years provided social amenities to Kogi communities such as health care delivery system, provision of potable water, educational support programs, infrastructural development, women and youth empowerment among others.
The Foundation has also received leadership awards from within and outside Kogi State as part of efforts to spur them to do more.