Enugu To Equip 40,000 Youths With Digital, Entrepreneurial Skills Annually

Enugu To Equip 40,000 Youths With Digital, Entrepreneurial Skills Annually

The Enugu State Governor Peter Mbah has assured that his administration would continue to train at least 40,000 youths across the state on relevant digital and entrepreneurial skills that would enable them to compete in the global digital and entrepreneurial markets.

The governor gave this assurance while delivering a keynote address at the Enugu Tech and Entrepreneurship with the theme, “Innovation Unleashed: Transforming Enugu’s Future”.

“We want them to embrace the emerging future of robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and disruptive innovation through skills in information and technology,” he said on Sunday.

“Our administration would train at least 40,000 youths across the state on relevant digital and entrepreneurial skills that would enable them to compete in the global digital and entrepreneurial markets.”

According to him, his administration had already commenced the training of youths on digital innovation, programming, digital marketing, financial technology, and entrepreneurship, among other requisite technological, financial, and business skills.

Mbah is optimistic that with the right training and skills, which his government is determined to facilitate by partnering with different tech industries and stakeholders, the youths could create their own greener pastures in Nigeria without having to travel overseas.

“With the right training and skills which my government would facilitate by partnering with different reputable tech industries, our youths can create their own greener pasture in Nigeria without having to travel abroad. And with their own innovation here, they can create greener pastures on the Enugu soil,” the governor said.

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