Group awards scholarship to girl repatriated from Ghana

From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja

A nongovernmental organisation, Ugwumba Leadership Center for Africa has awarded scholarship to a teenage girl repatriated from Ghana by Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma .

This is contained in a statement released to journalists by the Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, President Ugwumba Leadership Center for Africa.

The message reads in full “With respect to the teenage girls repatriated from Ghana, Let me sincerely commend the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodimma for swiftly seeing to the rescue of the underage trafficked girls back home, and at the same time appreciate those in Diaspora who identified and raised alarm that led to their rescue.

Beautiful people, this is not the time to pass judgement on those young girls who may have already passed through emotional and psychological trauma. Let’s embrace them with love and help them regain their place of honor and value in the society.

On our side, the Ugwumba Leadership Center after discussing with the parents of Miss Divine Asuzu; one of the rescued girls who hails from Amaokpara community in Nkwerre LGA, Imo State, who indicated her interest to continue with her education.

As an organisation that promotes youth development in Africa, we hereby award her a full scholarship to study in any of the Government Universities in Nigeria. Meanwhile, before her admission, we have also approved to place her on a monthly upkeep allowance.

Special thanks to the Board and Management of the Ugwumba Leadership Center for making this possible.”

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