Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Nigerian graduates unemployable, indiscipline--NPower

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By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Beneficiaries of the ongoing N-power volunteer programme in Anambra State have been urged to be discipline and imbibe positive values while on their primary assignment.
Mr. Afolabi Imoukuede, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on job creation and youth employment, who made the call while addressing some of the participants at Awka, the capital of Anambra State, described N-power as a graduate programme created by the Federal government to alleviate poverty in the country and enable unemployed youths get job across States.

According to him, most participant at the programme were unemployable and find it difficult to write e-mails and fill their bank details correctly which sometimes, lead to delay in payment, as well as lack interpersonal relationship skills, customer service skill and passion to serve host communities posted to.

He said that at present, over 1.2 million graduates have applied for the programme but only 300, 000 participants would be employed.

In a remark, Barr Emeka Ohuoha, a Permanent Secretary in Anambra State Ministry of Economic Planning, Budget & Development Partners, commended the effort of the state government on fighting poverty.

Onuoha further maintained that there was massive economic growth in the state with enabling environment for workers to thrive, added that over 4,000 youths had the opportunity of adding values through the work.

Speaking earlier, Chinwe Iwuchukwu , the SSA to Governor Willie Obiano on Donor Agencies/Focal Person Social Investment, lamented that unemployment is one major issue affecting the Nigerian economy and its society.

Sharing their success story, Jude Anonu from Community Secondary School Okpuno, Sylvester Agharanya and Enyinnaya John from FADAMA, thanked the federal government for giving them the opportunity to showcasing their talent.

The four day monitoring tour to various sectors of the programme in the state was concluded with interactive session with volunteers of the programme and presentation of projects entitled “Empirical knowledge of cultivating practices: a case study of Anambra state ministry of Agriculture.”



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