Pres­i­den­tial Amnesty holds fair for 50 N/Delta youths

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Harcourt

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.

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