Gov Okowa says skill acquisition way out of poverty

Gov Okowa says skill acquisition way out of poverty

- Skill acquisition seems to be the order of the day in Delta state

- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has been hammering about the importance of the initiative especially regarding job creation

- The Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) in the state also want to be carried along in the governor's plans

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Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has underscored the importance of skill acquisition in the fight against poverty.

Okowa stated this when the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) in the state, led by Hajia Aisha Hafiz-Inuwa, wife of the commissioner of police, visited him at Government House, Asaba.

During the meeting, the governor thanked POWA members for their civic engagement programs across our state that have provided various communities with empowerment and skills acquisition training.

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Gov Okowa says skill acquisition way out of poverty
Governor Okowa's interest in skill acquisition for citizens is well known. Photo credit: @IAOkowa
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Speaking earlier, chairman of POWA in the state, Mrs Hafiz-Inuwa, lauded Governor Okowa for his giant strides in creating young entrepreneurs through skill acquisition programmes across the state.

She sought the assistance of the governor in the inclusion of members of POWA in the state’s skill acquisition and empowerment programmes.

Skill acquisition as a means of youth empowerment has caught the government’s attention in Nigeria for over two decades.

This is so because it is believed that exposing youth in skill acquisition programmes will reduce youth unemployment and enhance their self-sustenance.

Skill acquisition is a form of training by individuals or group of individuals that can lead to the acquisition of knowledge for self-sustenance. It involves the training of people in different fields of trade under a legal agreement between the trainers and the trainees for a certain duration and under certain conditions.

Experts have been advocating for the adoption of re-positioning the economic development and entrepreneurial drive for job creation, wealth creation, and global competitiveness of Nigeria youths and graduates.

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Governor Okowa-led administration in Delta state has invested heavily in skills acquisition and has been towing this path.

Recall that Governor Okowa recently said unemployment should be declared a national emergency and made a top priority in governance at all levels.

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