Train youths on skill acquisition to tackle Nigeria’s problem – Abia Deputy Gov. Chukwu

The Deputy Governor of Abia State, Ude Oko Chukwu has tasked leaders on the empowerment of the people in the field of skills acquisition and agricultural productions to salvage Nigeria from myriads of problems ranging from unemployment, banditry, kidnappings etc facing her.

Oko Chukwu who spoke during the Catholic Politicians and Captains of Industry Forum with the theme, “State of the Nigerian Nation: CPCIF Chats On Way Forward For The Common Good, appealed to the participants to device means that can be used to tackle some of the problems facing the country such as skills acquisition and Agricultural productions which are readily available and can create employment opportunities if well harnessed.

Chukwu made reference to the case of Abia State, where issues of unemployment were remedied through brainstorming on areas the state had a comparative and competitive advantage with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu creating employment by resorting to massive Small and Medium Scale Enterprises for unemployed youthful undergraduates and skilful Abians.

He used the forum to remind fathers that God has placed certain roles on them and specifically encouraged them to have a rethink on how to checkmate their homes where according to him all the various problems facing the country emanates from and appreciated the Chairman Board of Trustees Of Catholic Church of Nigeria for organizing the event as well as enjoining members to become actively involved in politics.

In their separate address, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr Philip Shaibu and his Osun counterpart, Dr Benedict Alabi, charged participants to strive to make a difference in their own little ways while politicians should speak boldly to leaders on matters affecting the nation rather than praise-singing.

They called on the private sector and the government to chart a new cause for the nation to move her forward.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the occasion, Professor Pat Utomi and the Representative of Plateau south senatorial district, Senator Nora Daduut, described politics as a service to humanity and encouraged political and business leaders to create an indelible impact on society.

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