From Mokwugwo Solomon, Awka
The National Assembly member representing Anaocha-Dunukofia- Njikoka Federal Constituency, Hon Dozie Nwankwo, recently commissioned a-350 capacity Center For Development And ICT at Enugwu Ukwu in Njikoka local government area of Anambra State.
Similarly, Gov Charles Soludo has urged politicians and those in the private sector to invest more in skills and vocational education to guarantee the future of the youths and the children yet unborn.
According to Nwankwo, “The center was conceived and initiated by me as a result of the challenges my constituents are facing in skills development and accessing web information.
“In this age that the world has become a global village, every effort must be made to provide ICT facilities for our people, and I took up this construction and equipping as my widow’s mite in skills development, acquisition and ICT in my constituency.
“The ICT hub is fully equipped with modern ICT tools. The capacity is for 250 computers, but currently, it is equipped with 150 fully installed and functional systems.”
Nwankwo, who is also the senatorial candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for Anambra Central Senatorial District, said the center would, to a large extent, empower over 350 youths yearly in various fields of endeavour, adding that it is not open only to Enugwu Ukwu people, but also to the entire Anambra Central Senatorial District.
He expressed hope that the center would provide employment for the youths of his constituency, adding discussions are on the way to use the center as an examination center for examinations such as JAMB and NECO.
Gov Charles Soludo, while commissioning the project, noted that such concept is key to the development of the youths in Anambra State.
He said instead of people wasting funds on vanities, such money could be channelled into capacity building of the younger generation.
“I can only attend such functions like what Hon Dozie Nwankwo has done because, it has multiplier effects on our socioeconomic development of our dear state and the country in general.
“I urge politicians, businessmen and women, as well as captains of the private sector to invest more in vocational training and education of our younger generation and those yet inborn to secure the future of our children.
“We are all aware of the challenges our economy is facing, as well as other countries, and most countries have become proactive by investing more on vocational education and skills development to fight crimes and unemployment.”