No fewer than 4000 youths in Anambra State have been trained in twenty-two different skills under the Youth Development and Empowerment programme of the state government tagged, “One Youth, Two Skills” solution.
Governor Chukwuma Soludo disclosed this during the closing ceremony of 2023 Batch B stream 2 Orientation course at the NYSC Unity Permanent Orientation Camp Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, Awka South Local Government Area of the state.
He also announced that a total of 100 corps members deployed to the state for their national service would benefit from the same programme.
Soludo who was represented by Commissioner of Youth Development, Patrick Aghamba said the beneficiaries would soon be empowered to set up their own enterprises.
He enjoined the corps members to take advantage of the opportunity as well as other youth focused policies of his administration.
“The beneficiaries will be supported to acquire training in two new skills and will be empowered to set up up their own entrepreneurial outfit at the end of their training,” he said.
Emphasizing on the place of unity and national cohesion to national development, the governor urged corps members to strive for peace, harmony and tolerance irrespective of their diverse backgrounds.
“No matter our diverse backgrounds, we are all Nigerians bound together by common destiny.
“We must strive to promote peace, harmony and tolerance amongst ourselves and works towards building a stronger and more prosperous nation,” he added.
Earlier, NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs Blessing Iruma advised corps members to report and quickly adjust to their places of primary assignment, just as she encouraged their employers to accept them and treat them as their permanent employees.
She lauded Soludo’s fatherly role to the youths, appealing for more inclusion of the corps members in the “One youth, Two Skills” Solutions of his administration.
She cautioned corps members against negative use of the social media.