Corps Members, Others Thank Governor Soludo For "1 Youth, 2 Skills" Initiative

Corps Members, Others Thank Governor Soludo For "1 Youth, 2 Skills" Initiative

Corps members serving in Anambra, and other beneficiaries of the "1 Youth, 2 Skills" programme of the state government have applauded Governor Chukwuma Soludo for the initiative.


Speaking when the state Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Patrick Agha Mba, embarked on routine inspection at the training centers in Awka and its environs, the corps members, Mr. Joel Ede, from Benue State, and Miss Tolorun Tosin, from Ondo State, as well as others, including Miss Marycynthia Obinna, Precious Onuegbu, Mrs Amaka Onyeanusi, Mr. Onyekachi Favour, Isaac Chukwuma and Sunday Lawrence, said the training has rekindled their hope for a better future, even as they commended the quality of training they are receiving at the centers.


Some Master Trainers at the centers, including Chioma Chidozie, Engineer Ugochukwu Ifediora, Mrs Chiamaka Udo, Miss Chioma Ezeh, informed the Commissioner that the trainees are making appreciable efforts in their areas of interest, and also thanked the Soludo administration for using the initiative to help reduce youth restiveness. 


In his remark, Commissioner Agha Mba explained that the ongoing inspection is to ensure effective policy and programme implementation, adding that after the training, participants will also be exposed to the business aspects of the skills they must have acquired.


He emphasized that the Soludo administration is desirous of achieving one hundred and thirty thousand private sector jobs and raising one thousand youth millionaires annually, and thanked the 468 volunteer Master Trainers across the state, as well as Desk Officers in local government areas for helping to drive the community-based initiative modelled after Igbo apprenticeship.


The skill acquisition training centers visited included metal and fabrication, ICT, clothing and textiles, confectionery and catering services.


By Joseph Egbeocha (ABS News)

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