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One Youth, One Skill: Anambra gov’t empowers 50 youths

Some of the youths at the empowerment
By Sunny A. David, Awka
In fulfillment of One Youth, One Skill initiative by the Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano, fifty youths have been trained and empowered with equipment of their various skills.
The youths who were drawn from the three senatorial districts of the state were trained on cosmetology, bakery and concessionary, tiling, web designing and computer operations among others.
Presenting the equipment to the beneficiaries, the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Mr. Bonaventure Enemali said the intervention was in line with Governor Willie Obiano’s promise to empower ten thousand youths every year in the state.
He noted that government has trained and empowered two hundred and fifty youths during the first phase and another fifty youths have benefited in this phase of empowerment.

Mr. Enemali also noted that government focused on the areas of beneficiaries’ specialization to enable them learn it properly, use the equipment and train others.
The Commissioner disclosed that Governor Obiano is youth friendly and has anchored his 2019 budget on youths’ growth and empowerment which according to him is the first in the history of the country.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Stephanie Karie-Uzor extolled Governor Obiano for the gesture which she said no administration had done, saying that focusing on the youths is more
important as it will take them off the street and engage them meaningfully, advising the beneficiaries to make proper use of the equipment, ensure it is safe so as to serve them for a long time.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to newsmen, including Chioma Okoli, Kosisochukwu Osili and Chisom Nmor, appreciated the Governor for channeling the minds of the youths towards usefulness, calling on other youths get registered and be focused so as to be useful to themselves and the society.

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