Youth and Young Persons Development

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

The Abia State Government hosted the Face of Hope Concert recently where youths of Abia State were encouraged to hold on to their dreams. The Government is equally partnering with International Development Partners to meet MDGs Targets.

In 2009, we established the Abia Youth Empowerment and Job Creation scheme, which seeks to create jobs for a reasonable number of youths in Abia State.

Abia State Oil Producing Areas Commission (ASOPADEC) is also into numerous life changing developmental projects…

We have established a database of employable youths in Abia State and we are providing them with an opportunity to fend for themselves. Many Skills Acquisition Centres have been built in the Local Governments with a view to providing our teeming youths the necessary skills to engage in meaningful endeavours thereby curbing crime.

The first batch of 500 beneficiaries from the youth empowerment scheme were given full communications kits in partnership with Globacom Telecommunications Ltd to enable them start-off telephone call centres.

We therefore welcome partnerships with other organizations to enable more Abia Youth benefit from the scheme.

Her Excellency the Wife of the Governor has equally constructed a modern Skill Acquisition Centre at IBB Layout, which in a functioning capacity.