In line with the need to fill the State quota in both the Nigerian Army and Navy, Anambra state youths have been advised to consider the ongoing career opportunities existing in the military.
This was emphasized by Prof. Theresa Obiekezie, the Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, during a One Day Smart Jobs Enlightenment in Onitsha.
With unemployment still an issue to overcome, she explained that enlistment into the, military, on the one hand is critical to teeming youths of the State to enable them play active role in the nation’s scheme of things. On the other hand, she said youths should also be encouraged to access survival fund introduced by the federal government to assist artisans as palliative for the COVID-19 pandemic.
While emphasizing the need for youths to build career opportunities in the military, she reminded them that portals for military enlistment and to access survival fund were still open for them to apply.
In terms of the Smart Jobs training program that is organized by the Ministry in conjunction with the Anambra State Association of Town Unions ASATU Youth Wing, she described it as timely and impactful. In addition, she assured that the Anambra State Government will continue to sustain all its youth empowerment intervention programmes to enable them to be positively engaged.
On his part, the Director, Project Smart Jobs, Mr Chidi Kanu, told the participants that government was sponsoring the programme to enable them utilize ICT transaction dynamics to touch their lives. He stated that the online training modules had been structured in the areas of travel, hospitality and tourism to drive youths into economic sustainability.
Previously, the National President of ASATU Youth Wing, Mr Patrick Agha Mba, labeled the initiative by the State government as key to tackling socio-economic challenges confronting the youths.
Some of the trainees including Miss Jane Onuoha, Judith Egbuniwe and Emeka Odiakosa described the training as lifesaving and extolled the State government for supporting the programme.