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Anambra: Government committed to capacity building, empowerment opportunities - Youth Commissioner

... Flags off Skills Training in Aguata LGA!

Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Prof Theresa Obiekezie, says government will continue to initiate and sustain youth development intervention projects to fight poverty and unemployment.

The Commissioner was speaking at Amesi, Aguata Local Government Area during flag off of skill acquisition training for youths sponsored by Hon Carter Umeh, representing Aguata 1 State Constituency.

She said government is beginning skill acquisition training for youths across communities in the state to empower them to be active players in the economy rather than job seekers. 

"Our priorities must be set right, if we are to achieve economic growth and development. One of the ways to setting our priorities right is to invest heavily on self and human resource development," Prof Obiekezie said. 

According to her, State Government is committed to the welfare and positive engagement of youths to take them away from crime and other forms of societal ills.

While describing the gesture of the lawmaker as laudable, she urged the trainees to take ownership of the opportunity created for them to start their own businesses. 

She, then, called on other youth friendly individuals and bodies to complement the effort of government in creating empowerment opportunities to lift youths out of hopelessness and poverty. 

Earlier, the sponsor of the skill acquisition training, Hon Carter Umeh, said he was motivated to initiate the programme to enable youths in the constituency transform the economy with their skills.

Also, present at the flag off was the Director-General of Digital Entrepreneurship, Engr Ifeanyi Aniagoh who poured encomium on Hon Cater, applauding him for thinking people first. 

He equally charged the 60 youths selected for initial take off of the project in the areas of shoes, bags and belts making to "make most of this rare opportunity to become self reliant and employers of labour."

By Chukwuka Ugokwe
 Awka, July 6, 2020 (MOI)

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