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Aghamba pledges to harness Anambra youths’ potentials



By Chuks Ugokwe

ANAMBRA State Commissioner for Youth Development, Patrick Aghamba, says government will create favourable opportunities to drive the economic sustainability agenda for youths in the state.

  Speaking during a meeting with representatives of various youth organisations at the ministry’s hall, he said business hub would be established in council areas to train and connect youths to trending career ventures.

  According to him, the objective is to create a network under public private partnership whereby they can be meaningfully engaged on completion of the programme.

  He added that already, consultations and useful discussions had commenced with stakeholders across the state including traditional rulers, presidents-general, captains of industries, as well as Anambra Small Business Agency (ASBA).

  While explaining that youths were expected to play critical roles to actualise the present administration’s Mega Smart City Initiative, he said the ministry would soon embark on sensitisation tour of all the 21 local government areas of the state.

  He said time had come for youths to take some measure of control over their future by being disciplined, enterprising, hardworking and shun all forms of negative indulgences that could destroy them.

  Aghamba, then, assured the youth representatives that his office would address some of the challenges militating against their operations, adding that they would be fully carried along in implementation of programmes.

  The permanent secretary in the ministry, Mrs Louisa Ezeanya, urged youths to align with programmes designed to empower them to be self-reliant and contribute meaningfully to societal development.

  While appreciating the participants for attending the meeting, she charged them to step down the message to their various organisations and strive to be change agents.

  Some of the participants including Bro Nwabueze Nwokoye, Chairman, Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), NKem Amene, Regional Commander, Man ‘O War, Emeka Okolo, state secretary, Anambra State Association of Town Unions, Youth Wing,  described the meeting as timely and called for its sustenance.


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