Gov. Obiano Orders Registration of Unemployed Youths

By KayCee May 22, 2014 10:49

Obiano unemployed youths

In fulfilment of his prom­ise to fight crime and criminality in Anambra State, through a massive job creation scheme, Anam­bra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has ordered the commencement of an exercise aimed at creating a comprehensive data bank on all unemployed youths in the state, with a view to offering them employment.

Announcing this Tuesday, at the flag off of a road project in Achina, in Aguata Local Gov­ernment Area of the state, the governor advised unemployed Anambra youths, who want to make something meaning­ful of their lives, to seize the moment and go to the state’s Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as the local government council offices for registration.

Obiano’s new administra­tive drive took its propelling force from his promise in his first broadcast to Anambra people last April when he had declared the determination of his administration to push for a more crime-free society by creating jobs for the state’s teeming population of youths.

“Ndi Anambra, my admin­istration shall be sensitive and responsive to your needs. To this end, we have realised that our crackdown on criminals must go hand in hand with a robust plan for youth employ­ment. We are well aware that if we replace the guns in the hands of our youths with em­ployment letters and seed mon­ies for small-scale businesses, Anambra would be freer from criminals and social miscreants that have denied us a peace of mind,” he had declared in the special broadcast timed to mark his one month in office.

Largely hailed as a bold at­tempt to put a human face to the on-going crackdown on criminals in the state, Obiano’s announcement contains a com­prehensive plan to train the youths in various agricultural and farming methods, includ­ing poultry, fish-farming, ani­mal husbandry and other life-sustaining skills that will keep the youths off the streets.

According to him, the data capturing exercise will also provide his administration a rich reservoir of statistics that would not only help facilitate planning and budgeting but also help the realisation of other initiatives as contained in his administration’s 4-Pillars of Development.

Since he assumed power as the governor of Anambra State in March, Obiano has taken some bold steps to bring a pos­itive change in the state, 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.

The governor has also re­sponded to the clamour for a befitting state capital by inau­gurating a Special Committee on the Awka Capital Terri­tory, which he charged with the mandate of chiselling out a new capital city that would best approximate the true es­sence of the people of the state, reflecting their well-known en­trepreneurial spirit and sense of aesthetics.

The nine-man Awka Capital Territory Development Board is led by an indigene of the capital city, Chike Egwuatu.

Inaugurating the Awka Cap­ital Development Board, Gov­ernor Obiano urged the team to look beyond Anambra’s fi­nancial limitations and let their imagination soar in order to create a structural design that would give the city a befitting status.

Showing them a photograph of the famed city of Dubai as it was in 1990 and what it be­came in 2010, the governor charged the team to transform Awka from its current status of a city trying to shrug off its rus­tic edges into a modern capital city.

He outlined the committee’s terms of reference to include the acceleration of infrastruc­tural development of the Awka Capital Territory, prepare a master plan for the capital ter­ritory and for the land use in respect of the town planning within the capital territory, im­plement the Awka capital ter­ritory master plan and provide infrastructural service in accor­dance with the master plan.




By KayCee May 22, 2014 10:49