NGO Empowers Ibeju-Lekki Indigenes


A non-government organisation, NGO, Builders Club, has empowered some youths in Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, by distributing motorcycles and other items to them.

While some of the youths got motorcycles, others were giving sports equipment. According to NGO, the gesture is to empower the youths economically, socially and environmentally. It is also to eradicate criminal tendencies among youths in the area.

According to the chief promoter of the club, Engr. Abiola Olowu, in his speech at the event held at Ibeju High School, the club is bent on ensuring that youths in Ibeju-Lekki are educated while those who cannot have formal education can take to vocational education.

The club also unfolded a micro-credit scheme with three months moratorium after borrowing, while a management committee was inaugurated to handle its operation.

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“The good news about the micro-credit scheme for members is that 50% of the total money borrowed shall be paid without interest.”

Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Tola Kasali, who was the chairman of the occasion, commended the club for the gesture being extended to Ibeju-Lekki youths.

Chairman, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government, Prince Bayo Balogun said “this empowerment programme initiated by the Builders Club would keep the youth away from vices and engage them in a productive ventures.”

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