As part of his efforts to stem the tide of unemployment in Imo State, Iwuanyanwu Foundation under the auspices of South East Entrepreneurship Development Centre (SEEDC) has established a partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Just as the managing director of ABC Transport Company Mr. Frank Nneji has also indicated interest to assist in training what a CBN director, Dr. Osita Aniemeka termed ‘aspiring entrepreneurs’.
In his address on the flag-off of the
training at his Ugwu-Orji-glass house headquarters in Owerri, Dr. Iwuanyanwu, MFR, (Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo) stated that the exercise was part of the CBN’s efforts to work with the foundation.
Iwuanyanwu said, “What we’re witnessing here today is part of the efforts of Central Bank of Nigeria in collaboration with Iwuanyanwu Foundation to solve the social problem of unemployment.
“By the grace of God this partnership, no doubt, is a beacon of hope to many Nigerians who have lost hope of having opportunity to make dignified livelihood.”
According to Iwuanyanwu, “For us, it is an important milestone in our determination to support the Government in their efforts to reduce unemployment in the country.”
He stated that at the successful completion of the 3-month training successful participants would be issued with certificates that would enable them access loans from commercial banks and set up their own business enterprises.
He said participants would be trained in a number of skills including power and energy, agro-allied (veterinary medicine, poultry and fishery), film & photography, computer repairs, ICT, GSM and recharge card printing, construction and building technology (paint making), automobile, fishery, fashion & designing. Bead making, cosmetology, air refresher, liquid soap, perfumes, detergent, food processing and preservation, etc.
Chief Iwuanyanwu commended the governor of the CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele and his team for the very resourceful and professional manner they have managed the finances of the country during a difficult period, adding, that posterity would always appreciate their efforts.
Ahaejiagamba expressed optimism that the youth would seize the opportunity of the training to improve their economic condition and that of the country.
Addressing the participants, Aniemeka urged them to take the training seriously and with pride, noting that they should be grateful to Iwuanyawu.
Aniemeka said, “What Iwuanyanwu Foundation is doing today is to put a vocation component that will make it wholesome so that when you become an entrepreneur you make table water, you’re a farmer, you’re a wrought iron engineer (okpuzu).
You can now stand on your own. Meet the people of the world. Meet strangers and say: this is who I am. What can you do for me?
” Once you graduate from our training you become our angel. So we use our programs to market the programme.
He said that the training is meant for graduates of secondary and tertiary schools and even PhD holders, inclining those with GCE certificates and entrepreneurs.
“We’re raising new class of entrepreneurs who can serve as catalysts for the industrialisations of Nigeria”, Aniemeka stated.
Mr. Añuri Onyema who represented Mr. Nneji, appreciated Iwuayanwu’s gesture by bringing the innovation to the people’s doorsteps.
He promised that Nneji would like to sponsor many more people subsequently. He wished the participants success.
” As you journey through the training I wish you good luck and all the best and appeal that you have the patience to go through the training.”