Anambra State government, through the Ministry of Youth Entrepreneurship
And Creative Economy has organized a week Business Incubation Training for 200 entrepreneurs in the state in a bid to positively engage youths in the State.
The training which is practically oriented is ongoing at Integral Development Konsult (IDK) Center, Awka, and scheduled to end on Friday 14th June.
While declaring the program open yesterday, Governor Willie Obiano urged youths to embrace employment opportunities offered by the State government and the private sector.
Governor Obiano said that the program is an effective platform to engage youths meaningfully as youths are easily susceptible to crime and vices in the Society.
Governor Obiano noted that economic activities are booming in the State while citing opportunities that abound in agriculture, human and infrastructural development, especially for the youths.
Governor Obiano also stressed that the State government is holding talks with the World Bank to support the training program.
The Outgoing Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy, Mr
Bonaventure Enemali appreciated the Governor for his efforts in building the capacity of youths in the State, saying that over four thousand Anambra Youths have benefitted from the One Youth, One Skill Initiative, which has the ripple effect of affecting over ten thousand people depending on them, urging the Governor not to relent.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Prof. Ellis Idemobi, in a Keynote Speech, said that Research indicates that Anambra State has the lowest poverty rate in the Country due to the State government’s concerted efforts, stressing that the program affords beneficiaries of the One youth, one skill initiative with the capacity to manage their skills.
The Business Incubation program was anchored by the Ministry of Youth Entrepreneurship
and the Creative Economy.