Poised at keeping the youths of the Local Government off crime, restiveness, and make them self reliant, the IMC Chairman of the Local Government Nze Nyerere Ogbonna has commenced a skill acquisition training programme for youths.
Flagging off the programme, the commissioner for Entrepreneurship and Skills Development, Hon Noble Atuegwu, who was represented by the Special Adviser to Imo State Governor, Elder Aloysius Nnawugo, urged the participants to make good use of the opportunity, stressing that it will help them now and in the future. He noted that it is a wonderful opportunity for them to live right and become self-employed.
He enjoined them to pay attention and take the training seriously, stressing that the days of everyone rushing for white-collar jobs are gone. He thanked the wife of the Chairman who came up with the idea.
Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, the IMC Chairman Nze Nyerere Ogbonna, thanked the governor who gave him the opportunity to serve the people of Oru East. He disclosed that he came up with the idea to enable the youth to acquire skills for self-enhancement and economic benefits, especially in the changing world order. He encouraged all the participants to take the training seriously, revealing that the program was borne out of their desire to support the state in her shared prosperity in order to curb youth unemployment and restiveness in the society.
He expressed optimism that at the end of the programme, the lives of the teeming youths who took the training seriously will never remain the same again and wished them well in the course of their training. He thanked his wife for coming up with the idea.
Contributing, the Chairman of Oru East Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Eze Barr Christian Amukamara, noted that the project is laudable, disclosing that in the past it was usually said without being fulfilled. He thanked the Chairman and his wife for the initiative and urged the youth to make good use of the opportunity availed to them.
Also speaking, the Coordinator of the programme, Mr. Soronnadi Justice, stated that the programme is a life-changing opportunity that will inspire the youth to achieve personal growth, self-knowledge and acquisition of new abilities. He however warned against all forms of laxity, dishonesty and any conduct that will undermine the programme.
In his remark, the Director of Administration and General Services of the Local Government, Mr. Ihesinaulo Mbadiwe Placid, lauded the initiators of the programme. Lending her voice, the wife of the IMC Chairman, Mrs. Ogechi Ogbonna thanked God for granting her such opportunity, disclosing that she has been longing for an opportunity to train the youth so as to make them useful to themselves, their families and the society. She thanked the state governor distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma and his husband for giving her the rare opportunity to train youths.
Responding on behalf of the participants, miss Onuwa Amarachi thanked the Chairman for the opportunity given to them and promised that they will put to practice all that they will learn.
The packages for the skills acquisition training are the production of toiletries, soap making, paint making, catering, fashion designing as well as animal husbandry.