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Akwa Ibom plans academies to empower youth

26 August 2015, 08:41Augustine Osayande

Abuja – The Akwa Ibom State Government has approved the establishment of sports academies to empower youth in the region.

Commissioner for Information and Communications, Aniekan Umanah, confirmed the plans after the weekly meeting of the State Executive Council.

He said the establishment of the academies was part of the far decisions taken in line with the empowerment drive of the Governor Udom Emmanuel administration.

The decision to establish the academies, one each in the ten Federal Constituencies of the state, was taken with a view to harnessing talents from schools and communities.

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It thus is envisaged to preparing them for future sports engagements and employment opportunities.

Umanah said the State Executive Council also approved the empowerment training programme for some 329 youths in the state.

He said the empowerment training in photography, videography and film production would be held for youths to be drawn from all the wards in the state.

Umanah noted that the training programme was in furtherance of the job creation and skills development initiative of the Governor.

He said the governor also mandated all executive members to work assiduously  towards attracting Foreign Direct Investment to the state. 

- CAJ News


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