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Anambra State Government has flagged off mentorship and technical
support services for youths trained in various skill acquisition
programmes across the state.

The exercise, held at the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Creative
Economyin Awka, started with no fewer than forty-six youths trained in
shoe making in Awka and at Amesi community, Aguata Local Government
Area.

In his speech, the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative
Economy, Professor Theresa Obiekezie said the programme was in
fulfillment of government commitment towards developing budding
entrepreneurs.

Professor Obiekezie assured that Trade Test Certificates in shoe
making would be issued to them on completion of their internship as
well as assistance to access loans for easy take-off.
She advised them to take advantage of the on-going Federal Government
survival fund intervention for artisans to boost their financial
drive.

Speaking on human capacity development strategies, Director General,
Digital Entrepreneurship Office, Mr. Ifeanyi Aniagor, identified self
discovery, fiscal discipline and focused business concept as critical
factors needed for one to achieve success.

Mr. Aniagor enjoined the trainees to work toward overcoming identified
business challenges so as to attain self development.

While urging them to inculcate positive values and the right mindset,
Mr. Aniagor underscored the importance of creativity in providing
solutions to challenges to enable them to move to the next level.

Some of the participants, including Mr. Augustus Ezeife, Daniel
Okorie, Chukwuemeka Ugwu and Chioma Ugonwa, commended the state
government for impacting on them.

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