Ebonyi State Governor, R.t Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has unveiled plans to establish atleast 3 skill development and employment centers in the State.
This was made known by the State Commissioner for Skill and job creation, Mr Elijah Oko-Udu, in a brief chat with journalists in Abakaliki, the State capital.
Oko-Udu said this was in line with Governor Nwifuru’s directives for sensitization to be given to Ebonyians at home and in the diaspora on skill development for employment.
“The ministry has written to Laison officers in Lagos, Abuja and the chaplain of Ebonyi State Association of Town Unions ( EBSASTU) Anambra. This is a mandate given by His Excellency on 21 June 2023″. He said.
The sensitization exercise for skill Development and empowerment is targeted at ratifying and rebuilding hope for vulnerable Ebonyians across neighboring states engaged in hawking and menial jobs.
“Bringing them home, ensuring their welfare and training them on skills that is job oriented. Upon completion, empowering them through grants or equipping them“, he said.
He noted the government’s anticipated functional skill development and job creation centers in the State which would have a direct impact on the people for employment.
“Statistics of the unemployed through the ministry website. Anticipation of building at least 3 functional Skill Development and Job Creation centers across the senatorial zones of Ebonyi State”. He informed.
The Commissioner disclosed that empowerment packages would be given to participants to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) while recommending skillful individuals to private organizations for employment.