The Ika South Local Government Area has declared opened, a skill Acquisition Centre at the Old Council Secretariat, along Old Lagos/Asaba Road, Boji-Boji, Agbor, and going by the human and material renounces available at the centre. It is expected that very soon unemployed youths from the area will be smiling with their family members, as they will have to learn some skilled work at no cost.
The Ika South local Government Chairman, Hon. Hilary Ibude, speaking through his Supervisory Councillor on Education, Hon. Aghedo E. Isioma, said that the skill acquisition centre was established in accordance with the three-point agenda of the Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan?s led administration. He stated that in order to help reduce the problems of youths unemployment within the local government area, the council has embarked upon the project, which, at the end of the training that is expected to last for one year, each participant will be awarded a certificate of competence.
He stressed that the training, which is free for all intending participants whose origin is within the Ika South Local Government Area has already started. Areas, such as fashion design, hair dressing, barbing salon, cosmetics making, soap making, home economics and different kinds of hand work will be taught in the centre. The council boss also stated that, at the end of the training progamme, successful trainees will be empowered by the Delta State Government to enable them start businesses of their own.
Commenting on the project, a staff of the council, Mrs. Agbokigboro, said that the government has looked critically into the unemployment situation among the youths, and have decided to come up with the project. She thanked the local council chairman for his laudable achievements within Ika South area and prayed God to continue to bless his efforts. About 200 trainees are expected to take part in the first batch of the skill acquisition programme.