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Anambra targets 10,000 youths for empowerment

Over 10,000 unemployed youths are to benefit from the “One Youth One Skill” training empowerment programme of the Anambra State government before the end of the year.

The Commissioner for Youth, Empowerment and Creative Economy, Prof. Theresa Obiekezie disclosed this on Tuesday in Awka, the state capital during the flag off of the fourth edition of the training.

She said the batch, expected to accommodate 200 youths was targeted at empowering the participants with skills so they could not only entrepreneurs but employer of labour.

She said the training comprising cosmetology, barbing, shoe making, confectioneries, solar and CCTV installation would hold in three centres of Aguleri, Abba and Aguata.

She said, “The training is targeted at engaging and furnishing the youths with skills and intellects that will improve their quality of living, give them access to resources, change their lives and automatically get them self-employed.

“This particular training has 200 youths enrolled into different trade skills at the end of which they will be examined and certified.”

Obiekezie urged the trainees to take the training seriously in order acquire the necessary skills they needed to become useful to themselves, their family and the society.

“You will be graded and recommended by examiners for certification and start up packs. Fifty best candidates will be equipped with startup packs at the end of the programme,” she added.

One of the trainees, Agatha Okezie commended the state government for creating the platform for them to be empowered, promising to utilize the opportunity to better her lots and that of her family.

Profile: From Ozuitem, Bende Local government Area of Anambra State. Political science (B. Sc) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka & Business Administration (Diploma) from the University of Calabar. Email him at elekwachinedum@yahoo.com

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