Ministry of Youth Entrepreneurship & Sports Development
01. ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT FROM MARCH 2014 TO DATE
|1||Super sports ‘Catch them Young’ Football Programme: Over 1000 Sports equipment distributed to School Children by Gov. Willie Obiano. This is a unique and remarkable love for Children and Young People.||31st May, 2014||U- 12 Boys and Girls|
|2||International Representation of Anambra State in World Sports||July, 2014||Four Ndi Anambra represented Nigeria at the Commonwealth games in Glasgow in July and African Championships Morocco. Ifeoma Nwoye, Rosemary Nweke,Obinna Metu, Amaka Ogoegbunam|
|3||Anambra State – Proudly Represented at the 20th Common Wealth Games “ Glasgow 2014”. Nigeria Athletes won many laurels at the events||23rd Jul- 3rd Aug 2014||Sportsmen from the 53 Common wealth nations|
|4||State Sports Festival – Promoting unity and Sportsmanship amongst Ndi Anambra from 21 LGA in the State. Players were selected in 25 sports that will represent the State at the National Sports festival.||15th – 19th Oct, 2014|
|5||Sponsorship of Athletes and Impressive Representation at the 7th National School Sports Festival, Anambra State came 2nd in the Federation||10th -20th Nov, 2014||School Children from the 36 States and FCT|
|6||Successful Hosting of the Anambra State Special Sports Festival: Integrating the physically challenged in the society.||18th -20th Dec, 2014||Disabled Athletes from the 21 LGA in the State|
|7||Willie Obiano Xmas Soccer Fiesta: To showcase talents and keep the Youth constructively engaged during the Christmas Celebration. This is first of its kind. It encourages grass-root sports development.||16th – 29th Dec, 2014||Football players in all the 177 communities in the State|
|8||AsaphZadok National Scrabble Championship: Six players from Anambra State won prizes in different categories.||24th -27th April, 2015||Scrabble players from the 36 States and FCT|
|9||2015 NAHCO Open Badminton Championship: The State athletes won Bronze in the male doubles events||9th -13th June, 2015||Badminton players from the 36 States and FCT|
|10||1st AFN/ Anambra State Golden League: Anambra State Athletes were graded and selected to represent the Country at International Sports meets.||11th June, 2015||All invited track and field athletes from all parts of the Country and beyond|
|11||Installation of Tartan Track in Rojenny Stadium, Oba built by the Willie Obiano’s Administration: One of the best tartan-track in the South East region of Nigeria, that meets IAAF Standard.||11th June, 2015||For training of athletes in track and field||Have helped our athletes to train well|
|12||AFN Golden League Hosted by Anambra State, held at Rojenny Stadium, Oba: Anambra State athletes participated fully in this event. The first State to host such an event in S/E Nigeria.||11th June, 2015||All invited track and field athletes in and outside the Country|
|13||ASHA WAY National U-19 Badminton Championship: Anambra State won Silver and Bronze medals in female double and mixed double events.||22nd – 25th July, 2015||U – 19 Badminton players from the 36 States and FCT|
|14||Sponsored our Athletes to Warri Relays/ CAA Grand Prix. Anambra State Athletes qualified to represent the Country in the All African Games||24th – 25th July, 2015||All invited athletes within and outside the Country|
|15||Congo Brazzaville All African Games 2015. Disabled Sports Para- Athletics (IPC): Anambra State representative: Njideka Iyiazi won 2 bronze medals in Short-put and discus||9th -19th Sept, 2015||Exposed our Disabled Athletes||Showcased our Disabled Athletes|
|16||All African Games 2015. Anambra State/ Nigeria representative: Amaka Ogoegbunam won Gold in 4x400m Hurdles||2015||Exposed our Athletes||Showcased our Athletes|
|17||Training Grants for our Local and International Athletes. First time since the creation of Anambra.||2015||To enhance the performance of our Athletes||Boosted their performance in their recent outing|
|18||38th Nigerian Breweries Int’l Open Chess Championship, Lagos.
Anambra State won the overall 1st position in the weekender category
|9th- 16th Nov, 2015||Exposed our Chess Athletes||Showcased our Disabled Athletes|
|1||Subvention to State Youth Council (NYCN)||2014||To meet up with the demand of running the State Youth Council||The State Government Subvented the activities of NYCN|
|2||National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
Donation of 36 seater Bus.
Meeting up with the Statutory needs of NYSC in the State: Donation of Ambulance Vehicle.
Donation of 100 life jackets to NYSC for use by Corpers at River-line areas .
Donation of double bunk beds and mattress.
Donation of Power Plant.
Quarterly Augmentation of feeding allowance during Orientation.
Quarterly cash and material award to deserving Corps member during Passing out Ceremonies.
Cash donation to NYSC cultural troop.
|2014||To meet up with the State Government statutory assistance to the NYSC||The State Government satisfied its statutory responsibility to NYSC|
|3||National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
Construction of Permanent Orientation Camp.
Assistance in completion of permanent secretariat complex at Amawbia.
Quarterly Augmentation of feeding during Orientation.
Quarterly cash and material award to deserving corps members during passing out
|2015||To meet up with the State Government statutory assistance to the NYSC||The State Government satisfied its statutory responsibility to NYSC||
|4||Successful International Youth Day celebration: an enabling platform to address the need and right of the Youth in keeping up with the United Nation.||2015||Over 13,000|
|5||Collation of Ndi Anambra Youth Data. Enrollment of 3,000 Youth in the SURE-P Graduate Internship Scheme for a span of 1 year. And over 10,000 Youths enrolled in the Youth connect Program.||2015||Data of 13,000 Youth were collected for future use.|
|6||Resuscitation of Scout Association Activity: Inauguration of the Governor as the Patron of the Anambra State Scout Council.||2015|
|7||Renovation of facilities: Upgrade of Various facilities for State Youth Empowerment activities.||2015|
|8||Inaugural Youth Leaders Camp: 2nd to be held in the Federation.||8-12 February, 2015||Successful hosting of the Youth Leaders from Youth Organisations in the State||As part of our Youth Empowerment Programme|
|9||New Office Block Extension completed in the Willie Obiano’s Administration.||2015||For Office Accommodation||Completed|
02. FORMER ANSIEC BOSS DECRIES SPATE OF YOUTH.
By Michael Ezenwata
A former acting state chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, chief Sylvester Okeke has expressed great concern over the fate of the over twenty seven million unemployed graduates in Nigeria.
Chief Okeke who spoke to the press in Enugukwu on the alarming revelation called on the Federal and state governments to create an enabling environment for youths to be involved in one trade or the other.
According to him, the introduction of entrepreneurship by some higher institutions is a welcomed development.
The former ANSIEC boss called for the provision of low interest rate soft loans to the unemployed youths to engage in small and medium scale enterprises, diversification of the nation’s economy, investment in mechanized Agriculture and the boosting of the power supply to drive industrialization.
Chief Okeke urged the Federal government to invest massively in the manufacturing industry and stop the exportation of Agricultural materials like cocoa which can be locally refined to boost the nation’s economy.
He further encouraged universities to go into research as a means to attract more revenue to run them effectively.
In a related development, a Unicef and Unesco consultant in Educational management and policy, professor Emenike Obi said that Nnamdi Azikiwe university has instituted an entrepreneurship centre and formulated an educational curriculum to make the education of students reflect the environmental needs of the society.
According to the university don and erudite legal practitioner, Education should be made to be self sustaining and not dependent on while collar jobs.
Prof. Obi however, encouraged graduates to go into farming, form cooperative societies and work towards using their skills to be self employed.
03. WE ARE COMMITTED TO REPRESENTING YOUR INTEREST -Commissioner Nwogu assures Ndi Anambra youths.
By Ilozor Emeka F.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship and Sports Development, Dr Barr Mrs Uju Nwogu, has assured the youths of Ndi Anambra of her continued commitment in representing their interest to the state government.
Dr Nwogu made this promise recently at the conference hall of the ministry while presenting cash awards to the winners of the just concluded 2nd edition of the Gov. Willie Obiano Unity Cup.
Addressing the youths from different local government areas, the Commissioner, noted that the 3rd edition of the tournament will start soonest, urging the teams to register in the next edition. She expressed her joy to the participants, both the winners and those that did no win for the good sportsmanship they exhibited during and after the tournament.
In a vote of thanks on behalf of all the teams, Ebuka Aghaobi from Onitsha North LGA, extols Gov. Willie Obiano administration, for youth friendly disposition and pledged their undiluted support to the Gov. Willie Obiano second term agenda.
He appreciated the Hon. Commissioner, who he said has turned sporting lives of Ndi Anambra youths around since her assumption of office, promising their total loyalty and support to her youth oriented programmes, both in youth development, entrepreneurship and sports development.
It will be recalled that in the final matches played on Friday 5th May, Nnewi North, Onitsha North, Ihiala and Anaocha LGAs, took 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively, in the male category, while in the female category, Onitsha North, Nnewi South, Ekwusigo and Awka South LGAs, clinched 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively. Ubeagu Chinedu from Nnewi North, was adjourned the best goalkeeper of the tournament, while Mawo Echezona from Onitsha North, Ehirim Uche from Onitsha North and Idemili South LGA, bagged highest goal scorer, most valuable player and most behaved team respectively. In the female football event, Nwankwo Chetachi from Nnewi South, Sandra Samuel from Nnewi South, Oby Osaka from Onitsha North and Awka South LGA, emerged highest goal scorer, best goalkeeper, most valuable player and best behaved team respectively.