Okowa challenges students on skills acquisition

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on Delta State students to embraced skill acquisition.
He made the call, on Friday, in Oghara, during a skill acquisition awareness programme tagged, “EVEN A PROFESSOR NEEDS A SKILL,” and charged youths to embrace skill acquisition,bso as to curb unemployment and create entrepreneurs. Okowa, represented by Karo Ilolo, Commissioner for Youths, said that the state government was desirous of reducing youth unemployment through empowerment and job creation,while stressing that, “this is why we have embarked on skills acquisition sensitisation in our various institutions across the state in curbing criminality and creating entrepreneurs,” adding that, “We will continue to support skills acquisition programme to reduce unemployment. We will also provide starter packs to graduate students to enable them start their enterprise.”
He applauded the organisers of the programme and reiterated the commitment of his administration in the reduction of unemployment rate in the state, while urging the students to look beyond their certificate.
The Executive Secretary of Delta State Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, Shimite Bello, who was one of the speakers noted that the world at the moment was no longer in the era of certificate, but ‘sabificate’, and having a skills would showcase you to the world and also save you from financial slavery.
Other speakers included the Rector of Delta State Polytechnic Otefe-Oghara, Emmanuel Opujor, House of Representative Member, Lovette Idisi Ethiope, Executive Assistant to Delta State Governor and Directorate of Orientation, E. A. Uzumnism, who all admonished students on skills acquisition.
Earlier the organisers of the programme, Political Aide On Student Affairs, Okoh Ezekiel Oghenetega and Political Aide on Special Duties [Media], Ossai Ovie Success, noted that the objectives of the entrepreneurship awareness programme was to sensitise students on the need to acquire skills, while in school, adding that it was also meant to grow a new generation of entrepreneurs from among students, even before graduation. 

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