Anambra lawmaker trains 500 unemployed youths
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query_builder February 13, 2018 11:51:30

By Paulinus Onah

Nnewi, Feb. 13, 2018 -- A Zonal intervention project in collaboration with Technology Incubation Centre (TIC), Nnewi, Anambra State, Feb. 11, began a 6-day training workshop for youths at three centres in the state.

The participants include the unemployed graduates within Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo LGA.

The workshop, which was organised by member representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, Mr Chris Azubogu was billed to train no fewer than 500 of the constituency members on basic entrepreneurial skills.

Such skills include leather works, food processing, web designing, digital skills, marketing, product packaging and branding, business strategies, cosmetology, design and production of beads and hats.

In a message to the participants, Azubuogu explained that the aim of the exercise was to help the people of the area, who had no visible means of livelihood to acquire skills.

``At the end of the exercise they will be able to stand on their own, earn decent living and become employers of labour, as well as contribute to the economic growth of Nigeria.’’

The lawmaker, who was represented by his, wife Chinwe, assured the participants that on completion of the training, they would receive tangible seed money to help them to set up their own businesses.

He implored the trainees to take the training seriously, and to ensure that money given to them afterward, would be deployed for the purpose it was meant.

He also assured them that he would continue to work together with the federal government and other relevant agencies to bring democracy dividends down to his constituency.

Earlier in her opening remarks earlier, the South East Zonal Director of TIC, Dr (Mrs) Uche Chukwu, commended Azubogu for bringing the empowerment programme down to his people.

She admonished the participants not to lose sight of the purpose of the training, which was to make them to become self-employed, since, according to her, not everybody would have the opportunity of getting white-collar job.

A participant, Mr Tochukwu Adinuba, commended Azubogu for his purposeful representation, which he said, had attracted development to the constituency.