Vicar Hope Foundation trains 50 people on skill acquisition
Fifty youths, drawn from oil producing communities of Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, have commenced various skill acquisition trainings, facilitated by the Vicar Hope Foundation, a pet project of the state governor’s wife, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, in conjunction with the Abia State Oil Producing Commission and the National Directorate of Employment (NDE).
Speaking at the ceremony, the governor’s wife, said the programme is in line with the determination of the facilitators to empower Abia youths and women to be self-reliant, to boost the state economy.
The state Commissioner for Youths Development, Dr. Haggler Okorie who chaired the event, described youth development and empowerment as one of the cardinal policies of the state government.
While the State Coordinator of the National Directorate of Employment, Mrs. Buchi Ojei, said the programme was timely, worthy and appropriate, Vice Chairman of the Vicar Hope Foundation, Dr. Mrs. Edith Nwosu, indicated that more persons in other selected parts of the state would also be trained.
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