By Cletus Opukeme, Asaba
To tackle youth restiveness in th country, Mr. Eddy Ogidi-Gbegbaje, Permanent Secretary 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 urged them to desist from crime, which will have negative impact on their lives as well as the society adding that “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 corp members by top officials of the Directorate.