Ebonyi State governor, Chief Dave Umahi has flagged-off training of 1,000 unemployed youths in the state on Information and Communication Technology, ICT.
The training commenced Thursday at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Centre, Abakaliki.
According to Governor Umahi, the training was necessitated by the fact that most of the youths in the state, especially the school leavers roam about in search of white collar jobs without possessing technological wherewithal to tackle contemporary socio-economic challenges.
“The reason for government’s accelerated approval for this exercise is because we are also aware that over 1,000 online jobs are available on daily basis with attractive returns’,” he said.
Represented by the Head of Service in the state, Dr. Chamberlin Nwele, the governor assured the participants that his administration would not relent in its determination to gainfully provide for the people of the state in the area of employment, infrastructural development and human empowerment.
Umahi explained that the thematic focus of the training was to get unemployed youths of the state to be economically viable to qualify to secure employment either in the private or public sectors or become self employed.
“With 1,000 participants drawn from the 13 local government areas of the state, it is our view that before the end of the first phase of this administration, over 4,000 youths of Ebonyi extraction will be strategically positioned across the world,” he said, reiterating his resolve to move Ebonyi State to an enviable height by making life better for the people of the state.

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