Breaking: Imo State Govt set to commence massive Youth Training and Empowerment

The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma in fulfillment of a promise on a dedicated empowerment package to address the needs of Imo youths has commenced a massive N6Billion Youth Empowernment Program in the State named Special Youth Empowerment and Intervention Programme (IMYEIP),

This was contained in the governor’s address to Imolites Saturday in Owerri, on his plans to solve youth’s restiveness arising from the #EndSARs protests.

The Governor stated, "my esteemed Imo Youths, you will recall that during my interface with you, I assured you of a dedicated empowerment package as part of my administration’s determination to address your needs."

"I am glad to announce to you therefore that my government has approved an immediate release of a takeoff fund of N2,000,000,000.00 (Two Billion Naira) out of N6,000,000,000 (Six Billion Naira) earmarked for an accelerated youth empowerment programme. 

"The N2,000,000,000.00 (Two Billion Naira) take off fund will be deployed for the training of the first batch of the beneficiaries of this scheme which will commerce next week". Uzodimma added.

The Governor noted that the Program would officially take off on 27th October, 2020 adding that within the next two years, about 5,000 youths in the State who would be trained in separate 3 batches would be empowered with N500,000 start up capital to begin their own enterprises.

"The programme will train in the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Batches, an estimated number of 500, 000 (Five Hundred Thousand), Imo youths in different skills acquisition programmes within the next two years, and provide them with start up capital to begin their own enterprises."

“In this regard the 5000 Imo Youths who have already been trained in different skills are to be given their start up capital very soon. The ministry will work out the details for this in addition to the time table for other training sessions.”

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