SEYES to create 20, 000 jobs

From Joy Anieke, Priscilla Ukabi, Rosemary Asogwa and Jane Uba

(Enugu, Nigeria) The Diamond Youth Transformation Initiative of Nigeria will organize South East Youth Empowerment Summit (SEYES)which is intended to create over 20,000 jobs and an attempt to give the youths of Southeast a means of livelihood, reduce unemployment and accelerate the industrialization of South east zone.

Ambassador Paul Ekpere Uchechukwu, President of the group, made this known during a press conference held at Media Center in Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu, Enugu State.

Mr Uchechukwu also said that the summit tend to help youths with visions who have lost their dreams, adding that prominent Israeli businessmen and investors will be seeking opportunities for the investment in different areas .

"Linking the Israelis with successful entrepreneurs will help the Southeast youth to develop a world class training and investment programmes that will enhance skills and development for the development of the Southeast in the area of agriculture, information and communication technology (ICT), global skills accounting, education, solar technology and auto mobile technology",he said.

Mr Jimmy Jebba, Project Director of the Summit, stressed that there is need for youths to go into agriculture as a way of increasing our national income.
"Agriculture is the key to the success of Nigeria and the youths ought to go back to this because it is the source of funds in Nigeria apart from oil," he maintained.

According to one of the organizers, Mr Chibuzo Ohiagu said that the Summit is to bring back the youths who had lost their dreams along the line adding that the sponsor of the Programme is the former Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo.

He however said that the Summit has no political undertone.

Earlier, Mr Uchechukwu stated that the organization aims at training leaders both in private and public sector even as the Summit will run entrepreneurship training for the youths from October 5th-6th at the Dome Event center, New Haven, Enugu, Enugu State at 11am.
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