By Ogochukwu Okoli
COMMISSIONER for Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Stella Onuora, has said that Anambra State Government is ready to send youth of the state to entrepreneurial training.
The commissioner disclosed this in her office during courtesy call by Protec Company, organisers of Adaoma Anaocha 2018 Beauty Pageant.
“Government, through the Ministry of Youth, Entrepreneur and Sports Development is ready to harness the talents of the youths by sponsoring them through entrepreneurial training and development,” Onuora said.
She advised parents to encourage their children to develop and grow their God-given talents.
“Most parents no longer encourage their children to develop those innate talents, where they show interest, but rather forced them to undertake trainings that will later be abandoned. A lack of support on the part of the parents will lead the child into frustration and confusion latter in life,” the commissioner stated.
She enjoined the winner of the 2018 Adaoma Anaocha to develop her God-given talent and uphold the aims, in order to positively affect the lives of other young people.
Earlier, leader of the group and representative of the company, Mr Cosmas Okwudili, said the visit was to get closer to the commissioner and introduce the new queen.
“We are a publishing company but have decided to venture into cultural development as our corporate social responsibility.”
The winner of the contest, Miss Chinaza Amaefuna, on her part, stated that her goal as the queen is to ensure, through enlightenment programmes that Igbo culture, especially Igbo language, and mode of dressing do not go into extinction.