In a bid to increase the number of Ebonyi people who have skills, education, and experiences that will enable them to contribute meaningfully to the development of Ebonyi State, the Ministry of Human Capital Development and Monitoring has interfaced with Innoson Group of Companies, Enugu.
For this reason, the Hon. Commissioner of the Ministry, Dr. Stephen Odo has paid a courtesy visit to the Enugu Office of Innoson Group of Companies as one of the reputable establishments in this part of the world.
The Commissioner said that the visit was to seek areas of collaboration with the Ministry and Ebonyi State Government so that our people, especially youths can be coached to help them not only to be on their own as employers of labor but make useful contributions to the growth of our economy.
He told them that he wanted to know the possibility of attaching some of our youths to the various branches of the company to acquire skills and vocations to discourage them from being idle or engaging is social vices.
The Commissioner also told the company that he would want the organization to establish a branch of its offices in Ebonyi State because he knows that if the company should have a branch in Ebonyi; it will benefit our people in various ways.
Responding to the General Manager Technical for Enugu Office of the Company, Mr. Christopher Uba appreciated the Hon. Commissioner for the visit and described it as a show of love and patriotism for the people and that it also means that he wants to increase the human capital base of the state by stimulating resourcefulness in the citizens.
He told the commissioner that because some of the things he is requesting is beyond what they can do from their Enugu Office, he is going to link the ministry with the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Chief Chukwuma Innocent and expressed his belief that the company would be willing to partner with the state.
The General Manager further advised that much as it is good to expose our people to various skills and empowerments, we should learn from what happened in the Niger Delta where the Federal Government exposed the militants to various sophisticated training overseas but when they came back, they lacked the capabilities to establish those businesses on their own because they are capital intensive.
He said that now some of those militants are coming to attach themselves to their company to understudy some of the things they do.
He advised that “we should rather expose them to training and skills with local content, that they can afford to establish on completion of their training.
He also agreed that the ministry should bring some of our youths to come on a facility tour of the company to have a look at what they are doing.
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