Presidential Amnesty holds fair for 50 N/Delta youths
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) and the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce (PHCC) have held entrepreneurial fair to engage 50 Niger Delta youths trained by the Amnesty office in various vocational skills.
The programme coordinator, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo said the expectation of the entrepreneurial fair is to showcase goods and services achieved in the private sector through the Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) of the trainees.
He said the fair was meant to improve on the businesses of the trainees by providing links for expansion, with less dependence on young entrepreneurs fighting for self-elevation into the market.
He said, “The value chain effects of this fair will serve as a motivator to other delegates in taking their businesses serious. When these businesses are booming, it will offer opportunities for expansion thus contributing to job creation and wealth generation, which is in line with my vision at the PAP.”
He said the Post Training and Engagement unit of the Presidential Amnesty has so far empowered about 4,000 delegates saying that the samples of the 50 delegates participated in the entrepreneurial fair.
The President of PHCC, Dr Emi Membere Otaji urged the Federal Government to implement Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s call for oil companies to relocate their headquarters in their areas of operations to develop those areas.
He also expressed the need to reorient and train youths and community leaders to discard the rent seeking and entitlement mentality about the dignity of labour so they can stop being hostile to any form of business activities in their area.