Anambra Broadcasting Service is partnering Awka Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (AWKACIMA) to hold a one-day national summit on Igbo Apprenticeship Scheme otherwise known as “Igba Boyi” in Awka.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the ABS, Dr Uche Nworah, who disclosed this when a delegation from the Chamber paid him a courtesy call in Awka said the summit would hold on Wednesday, the 9th of March this year.
Paul Ezeoke reports that the AWKACIMA delegation was led by the President Princess Caroline Ajuorah.
According to Dr Nworah, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Nigeria Airlines Dr Obiora Okonkwo would be the keynote speaker while an industrialist Dr Ifeanyi Okoye and University lecturer Professor Austin Nonyelu would be part of the discussants.
He said this is the right time to bring to the fore the unique system of entrepreneurship that Igbo fore fathers pioneered and introduced, noting that it would complement efforts of state and federal governments to tackle challenges of youth unemployment as it would equip beneficiaries with needed knowledge and skills to attain their full potential.
According to Dr Nworah, the summit would also help to highlight the findings of a recent research sponsored by Dr Okonkwo on the scheme at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka as well as provide opportunity to see how the system would be captured in the global fourth industrial revolution driven by technology to build creative economy.
He urged individuals, groups and corporate organisations to collaborate with the ABS and AWKACIMA on the summit.
Also speaking, the President of the Chamber Princess Caroline said the summit will enable stakeholders explore solutions to the menace of illicit drugs especially methamphetamine otherwise known as mkpụrụ mmiri and other social vices among youths which she lamented was threatening the future of the society.
She said the summit targets to capture participants from all parts of the country.