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query_builder February 10, 2018 08:24:38

By Okoli Ogechukwu

Awka,  Feb. 9, 2018 --The Commissioner for The Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Stella Onuora, says Anambra State Government is ready to send youths of the state to entrepreneurial training.

The commissioner said this on Feb. 8, in her office during courtesy call by Protec Company, organisers of Adaoma Anaocha 2018 Beauty Pageant

``The government, through the Ministry of Youth, Entrepreneur and Sports Development is ready to harness the talents of the youths by sponsoring them through entrepreneurial training and development,’’ Onuora said.

She advised parents to encourage their children to develop and grow their God-given talents.

``Most parents no longer encourage their children to develop those innate talents, where they show interest, but rather they are forced to undertake trainings that will later be abandoned by child.

``A lack of support on the part of the parents will lead the child into frustration and confusion latter in life,’’ the commissioner said.

She enjoined the winner of the 2018 Adaoma Anaocha to develop their God-given talent and uphold the aims, in order to positively affect the lives of other young people like them.

Earlier, the leader of the group and representative of the company, Mr Cosmas Okwudili, said the visit was to get closer to the commissioner and introduce the new queen.

``We are a publishing company but have decided to venture into cultural development as our corporate social responsibility,’’ Okwudili said.

The winner of the contest, Miss Chinaza Amaefuna said: ``my  goal as the queen is to ensure, through enlightenment programmes that Igbo culture, especially Igbo language, and mode of dressing does not go into extinction’’.

She thanked the commissioner for her advice and encouragement while promising to be a good example to other young people especially in Anaocha.