Sen. Useni urges youths to be change agents

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The Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District, Sen. Jeremiah Useni, on Saturday called on citizens, particularly youth, to be agents of change, if the country would record any meaningful development.

Useni made the call while speaking at the 23rd Anniversary/Graduation of the Daughters of Abraham Foundation (DOAF), in Abuja.

Useni, who is the Grand Patron of the Foundation, stressed the need for citizens to have a positive mindset towards the affairs of the country for positive development.

He further urged the graduating students of the foundation to put to practice the skills they have learnt.

“To the 10 graduating candidates of 2017, this foundation has given you a strong stepping stone in life,

“I urge you all to ensure that you make good use of the training acquired here, which can take you to greater heights,” he said.

The Director of DOAF, Evangelist (Mrs) Margaret Bargo, said the foundation admitted 30 girls, who are victims of various abuses, and empowered them with skills and start-up funds for business.

“The girls are victims of all sorts of inhuman treatment and satanic affliction, caused either through carelessness, deception, human wickedness and self-afflictions.

“ They were rescued and transformed by God, through the DOA foundation.

“This year, DOAF recorded 30 intakes of ladies and women, but only 25 of them admitted agreed to subject themselves to the vigorous training.

“Out of that number, 10 daughters are graduating including a widow. This gives great joy as this number will be added to the 430 trained daughters ,who had graduated over the years.

“The DOAF training is so strong that everyone who successfully completed the training programme is not likely to go back to their past.

“That is why our record of success is very high,” she said.

One of the graduates, 21-year-old Benedicta Bello from Gombe state, who was the best graduating student, said she intends to further her education using proceeds from skills acquired from the foundation.

She expressed gratitude to the foundation for the impact the one year training has made in her life both economically and spiritually.

The second best graduating student; Charity Steven a 22-year indigene of Enugu state, who was trained in catering management, expressed hope to set-up a catering business of her own.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that DOAF is a Christian faith based charitable organisation, committed to the transformation and rehabilitation of girls and women with low self-esteem, abused, mistreated, misused, rejected and dejected.

DOAF fulfils its mandate through identifying vulnerable girls and women and establishing them as useful members of society.

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