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Over One hundred youths have graduated from the fifth batch of ‘One Youth, One Skill’ initiative implemented by the Anambra State Government.
The initiative, run by the Anambra State Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, was launched in 2018 and is aimed at empowering youths to be financially independent.
Correspondent, Blessing Uchendu reports that the training covers confectioneries, barbing, cosmetology, shoe making, solar and CCTV production and repair.
The graduates were trained at three different centres located at the three senatorial districts of Anambra State.
Fifty-nine of the trainees were also empowered with start-up packs.
Presenting the equipment to the beneficiaries, the Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Professor Theresa Obiekezie, said that the intervention is in line with Governor Willie Obiano’s promise to empower ten thousand youths in the State.
Professor Obiekezie advised the beneficiaries to make proper use of the equipment, and to remain resolute and creative through the rough edges of entrepreneurship.
In their respective remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs Louisa Ezeanya and one of the trainers, Miss Ebubechukwu Obiesili, extolled Governor Obiano for the scheme, the first of its kind, noting that its major focus on youths is critical to societal development.
Some of the trainees, including Messers Chinwe Iwuchukwu, Miracle Ezumoha, Theresa Onyeagba and Paul Ezeobi, assured that they would make diligent efforts to grow their chosen enterprise and thanked the state government for the huge opportunity.
The programme featured exhibition of the trainees’ products, presentation of certificates and start-up equipment to the successful trainees.