Anambra Govt Targets To Transform State To Skill Hub Of Africa…
Written by City Radio on May 10, 2023
The Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr Patrick Aghamba has said that the present administration wants to make the state the skill hub of Africa.
Mr Aghamba stated this during a statewide monitoring and inspection of training centres and Entrepreneurship Development Institutes for the One Youth Two Skills project.
The local government areas visited include Awka South, Anaocha, Aguata and Nnewi North among others, while the centres visited in the various local government areas include, Unizik Business School, Industrial Training Fund, IDK, Neni, and Oko.
Addressing the trainees at each of the centres visited, the Commissioner explained that the inspection was to ensure effective policy and programme implementation, adding that after the training, participants would be exposed to the business aspects of the skills they must have acquired.
He emphasized that Governor Chukwuma Soludo administration is desirous of creating one hundred and thirty thousand private sector jobs and raise one thousand youth millionaires annually.
The Commissioner commended the master trainers and facilitators as well as desk officers in local government areas, for helping to drive the community-based initiative modelled after Igbo apprenticeship system, and called on all young people resident in Anambra who desire to build honest and value-driven enterprise to take advantage of the scheme.
Some of the trainees, including Ugonna Nwobi, Favor Nwafor, Kingsley Ezenwaka, Theodore Oparaugo and Nmesoma Akanna, expressed gratitude to the state government, noting that the training has rekindled their hope for a better future, even as they commended the quality of training they are receiving in the centres.