the programme at the Multiskill and Entrepreneurship Development centre
in Umuobiakwa Obingwa Local Government Area of the State, the Vice
President commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for ensuring that the skill
acquisition centre where the N Power participants are trained was
established, stressing that the skill acquisition centre is perfectly in
line with Federal government’ vision to provide resources for youths to
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He assured that the Federal government would sustain the N
power programme and charged N powder students to be committed with the
programme. The Vice President thanked Abia State government for its
efforts to cue into Federal government empowerment programmes.
his speech, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu requested the Federal government to
address the impetus on executive order number three to monitor what
importers bring into the country.
According to Dr Ikpeazu, the way
to encourage the youths is to patronize made in Nigeria goods such Made
in Aba garments, shoes , furniture etc. He applauded the Chinese
government for providing a grant to train many youths in Abia State. The
Governor advised the youths to endeavour to learn one skill or the
other and avoid sitting at home to complain of no job, stressing that
government will continue to create enabling environment and patronize
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Earlier, the Abia State Focal person on Social
Investment, Mr Chinenye Nwogu said social investment programme is on
ground in Abia and narrated how it has been functioning. He thanked the
Governor for ensuring Avians are part of the social investments by
providing the enabling environment.
The Vice President also used
the visit to inspect the Ariaria International market electricity
project aimed at giving uninterrupted power to the market.