GOVERNOR Willie Obiano has inaugurated the Anambra State Business Incubation Training for practising and aspiring entrepreneurs. Speaking during the event in Awka, Governor Obiano charged youths to deploy their energies meaningfully to promote national development.
The Business Incubation Training for practising and aspiring entrepreneurs is an offshoot of the One Youth, One Skill programme of the Anambra State Government.
The aim of the programme is to make the youths economically self reliant.
Inaugurating the programme, Governor Willie Obiano frowned upon the rate of involvement of youths in cultism and charged them to deploy their energies positively.
Governor Obiano enjoined the participants to make proper use of the training to learn skills that would make impact on the society.
He announced that his administration was working out a plan with the World Bank to help the trainees have easy access to loans.
Urging youths to embrace farming, stressing that Anambra State had great potentials agricultural production.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy, Bonaventure Enemali expressed happiness that initiatives embarked upon by the government had empowered over 4000 youths.
Mr Enemali said the programme was intended to mentor the youths by offering them support to become useful to the society.
Contributing, the Lead Facilitator of the programme and Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Professor Ellis Idemobi, affirmed that the programme was tailored towards reducing poverty by offering youths the opportunity to acquire useful entrepreneurial skills.