Vocational and entrepreneurial skills, key to self-empowerment — Ogidi-Gbegbaje

Posted by News Express | 10 October 2019 | 1,168 times

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To tackle youth restiveness in the country, Mr. Eddy Ogidi-Gbegbaje, Permanent Secretary Delta State Government House and Protocol, has urged youths to acquire vocational and entrepreneurial skills so as to be self-employed.

The Permanent Secretary made the call on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 during the send-forth ceremony of the 2018 National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Batch C Stream 1 members who served in the Directorate.

According to him as vibrant youths there is no time to waste waiting for white collar jobs, rather acquire vocational skills which will enable you become self-sufficient and in turn become productive members of society.

“There is so much you can offer as there are so many entrepreneurial and vocational skills to be learnt and with any skill you acquire you can be rest assured that you will become wealth creators which will in turn boost the economy of the state and the nation,” he said.

Ogidi-Gbegbaje urged them to desist from crime, which will have negative impact on their lives as well as the society adding: “You should remember that you come from responsible families and your actions should portray that of a well behaved person.”

Responding on behalf of the corps members, Mr. Toki Anthony thanked the permanent Secretary, management and staff of the Directorate for giving them a conducive working environment.

He assured the Permanent Secretary that they will be good ambassadors of the state and work hard to become productive members of society.

Highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of gifts to the corps members by top officials of the Directorate.

 

•PHOTO: Permanent Secretary Directorate of Government House and Protocol, Mr. Edwin Ogidi-Gbegbaaje (right), presenting a gift to Miss Chukwuma Onyinye, during the sendforth party in honour of the 2018 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 Corps Members who saved in the Directorate of Government House and Protocol. PHOTO: JIBUNOR SAMUEL

 


Source: News Express

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