Anambra State Government has reassured of its commitment to sustaining various youth empowerment intervention programmes as veritable means of fighting poverty and restiveness in the state.
The State Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Prof. Theresa Obiekezie, said this while receiving the Executive Committee Members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Njikoka Local Government Area, Chapter, during a courtesy call in her office.
She explained that the government had initiated various youth empowerment and development programmes, aimed at equipping them with the skills to drive them into economic sustainability and entrepreneurship.
While stating that her Ministry had carried out some skills acquisition programmes in partnership with some agencies, she decried an apparent apathy by the youths on issues of skills acquisition in preference for white collar jobs.
The Commissioner told the delegation that the government would always provide the needed enabling environment to the youths to explore and maximize their potential so as to add value to the society.
She, then, commended the organisation for embarking on various career development activities in their locality in partnership with the private sector, urging them not to relent.
Earlier, the Coordinator of NYCN, Njikoka LGA, Chapter, Mr. Godwin Okoye, extolled the commissioner for initiating life-changing programmes that had positively impacted lives on the youths in the state.