Abia to train artisans on building skills – Commissioner
By Leonard Egwuma
Umuahia, Oct.15, 2018 Abia Commissioner for Special Duties, Establishment and Training, Mrs Elizabeth Uhuegbu said the ministry had concluded arrangements to train artisans in housing-related skills.
Uhuegbu who made the disclosure in an interview with Wawa News Global in Umuahia said it was part of Government strategies to reduce unemployment.
She said that the prospective trainees would include unemployed graduates and roadside people, who would be drawn from the 17 local government areas of the state.
The commissioner explained that the participants, including men and women, would be trained in plastering, plumbing, painting, electrical installations, tiling and Plastic of Paris (PoP).
According to her, the essence of the training was to make sure that the people were skilled in their fields, as well as become gainfully employed.
Uhuegbu said the training which is a public-private partnership (PPP) was expected to commence before the end of the month.
“We are partnering with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), banks and other private sponsors.
“We are going to train people in housing in housing related skills because one of our sponsors is a mortgage bank.
“We are also partnering with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF),” she said.
She commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for his transformation agenda and urged the citizens to support him in his second term bid, so that he would complete his good works.
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