Enugu State House of Assembly member, representing Awgu south state constituency, Hon Johnson Okwudilichukwu Chukwuobasi has urged the youths and other persons in the state to undastand the importance of trade and skill and leverage on it, as government and industries can no longer provide jobs for every Nigerians.
Stating that youths needs to redirect their mindset of youths always thinking that white colar jobs is for everyone, and begin to undastand the importance of skills and trade in the economy of Nigeria today inorder to salvage the country’s current situation.
He maintained that the government and industries no longer have the capability to recruit or absorb the teaming youths who are unemployed .
“The best thing to do is for youths to begin to nose drive into those skills that could be giving them small small earnings and when they have done this, it will reduce unemployment, it will reduce insecurity and also reduce poverty.
“Life is all about been creative and creativity is all about life, there are no white colar jobs again, the youths should decease from waiting endlessly and seek other means of employment to enable them better their lives and the lives of their family members.
He stressed on the need for youths to leverage on the various opportunity programs, been made available for them by both the federal, state and local government to create jobs for themselves
“For example, the Hon Johnson youths with skills and trade support Maiden programmes which is about to kick- off in awgu as initiated by my humble self, i intended to capture at least 100 people in this first phase 50 youths and 50 women across the six wards in Awgu south state constituency
“These are the kind of programes, they should be nosing for and utilizing, rather than waiting on the government for employment.
“Thousands of youths out there, are waiting for government paid jobs, while so many support and skills Acquisition programs are passing them by.
“youths needs to redirect their mindset of always thinking that white colar jobs is for everyone, and begin to undastand the importance of skills and trade in the economy of Nigeria today inorder to salvage the country’s current situation” he stated.
He reasured the youths of a better tomorrow, if they are ready to retrace their steps and go back to skills and trade stating that the functionality, growth and development of any community lies on the youths
Adding that their active participation in skills and businesses could be a better means of reducing youth restiveness and reduction of poverty in the society.
He therefore called on Awgu youths and women residing and doing business Awgu to get involve in forthcoming “Hon Johnson youth with skills and trade support program” coming up on the friday 9th july 2021 at Awgu local government headquarters
Which requires them to pick forms from Awgu Local government Council Headquarters, Office of the Chairman’s SPA on special duties. C/o Mr Euzibus Okolo. From Monday 5th July 2021 for the collection of forms as selection of beneficiaries shall be strictly on completion of the application form. Stating that qualified youths will be contacted on or before 8th July.