(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has expressed his government’s commitment to youth development in the state by involving them in the states long-term development master plan,
Ikpeazu, who made this known via his verified Twitter handle on Friday, said that all new graduates in the state will be engaged in the fixing of failed sections of roads in the 17 LGAs of the state.
The governor also said that the graduates will be equipped with the required tools such as asphalt cutters, rollers, duty trucks and power packs to carry out their assignments, adding that the fresh graduates will be trained by engineers at the State ministry of works, calling on all fresh graduates from Abia State to apply for the vacancies, whilch will be open till 30th of November.
Excerpts of the tweet read: “In Abia, we since recognised the need to tackle the twin problems of youth empowerment and sustainable road maintenance anchored on the ingenuity and commitment of Abia youths across the 17 LGAs.
“In the first phase, we’re recruiting a team of fresh civil engineering graduates to head the various LG Road Maintenance Agencies. Each team will undergo tutelage under the engineers of our state ministry of works and will be equipped with the necessary tools including asphalt cutters, rollers, duty trucks and power packs to support night operations.
“I hereby call on qualified Abia youths: engineers, surveyors, and those in other related disciplines, to apply for the openings through the ministry of works between now and the 30th of November! Umu Abia, let’s do it ourselves,” he said
POTENTIAL IMPACT: The initiative will produce multiple benefits for both the state government and its virile youth population in terms of job creation, youth engagement, capacity building et.al