Leadership (Abuja)

23 May 2014

Nigeria: Job Creation - Anambra Government Compiles Data of Unemployed Youths

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has directed the state Ministry of Youth and Sports to compile data of all unemployed youths in the state.

Mr James Eze, Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, said this on Friday in Awka during an interaction with newsmen.

He said that directive was in fulfilment of the governor's promise to fight crime and criminality in the state through massive job creation.

Eze therefore advised unemployed youths in the state to register with the ministry or through their local government councils.

According to him, the exercise would provide up-to-date data on the unemployment situation in the state, for planning and budgeting.

"Since Obiano assumed power as the governor of the state in March this year, he has taken some bold steps to bring positive changes in the state.

"He is already confronting the intimidating challenge of insecurity in the state with an iron will and enormous resources on one hand, and seeking creative ways of taking the youths away from the streets through a planned massive creation of jobs," Eze said.

The media aide said that the governor had developed a comprehensive plan to train the youths in various areas including poultry, fish-farming, animal husbandry and other life-sustaining skills, to make them productive.

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