Anambra State Government has enjoined skills acquisition beneficiaries to redouble their drive for excellence by sustaining the spirit of entrepreneurship to emerge as human capitals in their areas of specialization.
Governor Willie Obiano urged the beneficiaries to put the items to good use to better their lives and those of the society, cautioning that the government would not condone any form of sharp practices or selling of the equipment to satisfy other needs, this was said during the presentation of one hundred and five starter packs to beneficiaries of the 2020 National Industrial Skills Development Programme of the Industrial Training Fund in Awka,.
The state governor was represented by the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Professor Theresa Obiekezie, who observed that the Government partnership with relevant agencies for youth empowerment had started yielding positive results.
Prior to this, Sir Joseph Ari, the Director-General of Industrial Training Fund, said a total of three thousand, five hundred and thirty out of two hundred thousand Nigerians have been equipped with skills for employability and entrepreneurship in the State since inception of the programme, adding that the beneficiaries underwent a three to six months training in Fashion Design and Garment Making, Cosmetology, Information and Communications Technology, ICT.
Mrs Nancy Ekong, the Area Manager of Industrial Training Fund Awka Area office, said the trainees were coached and mentored by six competent master trainers stationed at the various centres throughout the duration of the programme, and expressed optimism on the immediate commencement of business by the graduates after being empowered with quality skills training and start-up packs.