Imo State Government said it would train 300,000 youths on digital skills to help address unemployment, and insecurity, as well as boost the economy of the state.
Chief Ford Ozumba, State Commissioner for Labour, Productive and Employment, represented by Mrs. Ukamaka Ume, Head of Skill Acquisition in the ministry, made the disclosure at a one-day workshop on Sustainable Innovation Technology Economy organised by StartUpSouth and Imo State Innovation Community held in Owerri at the weekend.
Ozumba disclosed that a five-man committee has been inaugurated to facilitate the process, and its success and to ensure that its objectives are achieved.
He said: “The state government led by Hope Uzodimma has, through its policies, demonstrated genuine commitment towards promoting labour harmony, employment opportunities, human capacity building and productivity in the state.”
He also assured the government’s support aimed at encouraging youths of the state into digital marketing, business networking and innovative services.
One of the guest speakers at the programme and former Commissioner for Technology Development and Innovation, Mr. Meekam Mgbenwelu, urged the government at all levels to formulate policies that would boost and guarantee a sustainable innovation economy.
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