Abuja - Thousands of youths are poised to benefit from the leatherworks and shoe factory Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has commissioned.
With a training capacity of 4 000 youths annually, the facility has been launched in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.
The project was built in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Organisation (UNIDO).
Speaking during the commissioning, the governor said the factory was a wealth creation venture with the potential of creating job opportunities for youths.
He noted that the centre will train youths of the state annually in various skills.
He added that the State Micro-Credit Scheme, which began in 2007, was beginning to yield results.
“The factory was part of effort towards the realisation of Delta Beyond Oil and in line with the state government’s peace, security and human capital development agenda to attract investors to the state,” Uduaghan said.
The governor commended the youths and leaders of Issele-Uku community for their cooperation during the building of the centre. He expressed hope that the centre will be replicated in the other two senatorial districts in the state.
The State Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, Anthonia Achiedu, said apart from being a training centre, the factory contained various industrial components from shoe making and leather works, palm wine brewery, bakery and confectioneries, flour processing, fruit juice processing and ethnic clothing weaving.
- CAJ News