We are going to continue the programme. We are not going to stop it. “It is the largest of its kind anywhere in Africa. We want to prove that it is possible not only to keep young people employed and engaged but to train at the same time on a continuous basis and to train them using technology. “We want to prove also that you do not need to know anybody to be able get a job. You do not have to go and speak to anybody. You get the job in a free and fair manner. “So I want to ask you to be committed because sometimes there may be difficulties.” he said. Osinbajo said that the project would be supported by the Federal Government to ensure the youths realised their aspirations. He said that the training centre was an ample demonstration of the Abia Government’s willingness to empower young people and give them real opportunities in life.
Also speaking, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu said that the vice president was at the centre to see youths who had decided to learn skills and liberate themselves from poverty. “I call on the Federal Government to add a bite to executive order number three which says that you must look inwards before you start importing. “It is unfortunate to remark that some of our leaders are still living under the veil of sophistry that has no bearing with what we do and produce in Nigeria. “The only way we can encourage entrepreneurship is to look inwards and patronise made-in- Nigeria goods,’’ he said. He, however, said there was a power supply challenge at the Kiara /Logistics De-Luke Training Centre and solicited the Federal Government’s assistance. Ikpeazu also thanked the Chinese government for giving Abia the grant to train about 100 youths in various skills (NAN)