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Sir Ben Ayade Commissions An Ultra Modern Construction And Fabrication Academy In Calabar, CRS.

In fulfilment of the Leadership mandate of Gov. Ben Ayade aimed at empowering youths of the State, eliminating poverty and making Cross River State an industrial hub, the State government through the office of the Ministry of Youths Development and Skills Acquisition has Commissioned an ultra modern Construction and Fabrication Academy of West Africa located in Calabar, CRS.

The Governor shared his reason for the exercise and encouraged the Youths to utilize the opportunity as this will go a long way in saving the future.

"The deputy speaker house of assembly members here present, secretaries to government the executive council and great entrepreneurs, young Cross Riverians today is your day. For any sociological inoculums to undergo a transformation to give a new kinetics that pays a kurtosis that gives a direction of hope and of purpose, it starts with a dream. The pyrolysis of that dream, the densification and the full force of that dream becomes only manifest when there is a consistency of idea and a pursuit of good. We are gathered here today to create a new story." He said.

"Before now it's quite difficult and almost impossible to find a young Cross riverian laying claim to any skill" he added.

"How long can we continue to depend on certificate, when the certificate cannot give you a job, let you hand give a you a job" 

"I have decided to bring young people to governance not because we don't have experienced hands, but because tomorrow belong to the youths, this construction and fabrication academy is for you, even if you are a graduate, even if you have a Ph.D you need to have a skill and that is why today I am offering and volunteering to also register and be trained as a carpenter"

Also speaking, the Commissioner, Ministry of Youths Development and Skills Acquisition, Hon. Signor Omang Idiege commended the Ben Ayade's government for his immense support to the ministry and the state at large.

He further stated that civil service is gradually becoming a thing of the past, hence the need for every youth to acquire a skill.

"As much as civil service is gradually becoming a thing of the past, what is needed for the next generation is what we are outing in place and as youths we are well organised. I can assure you with confidence that starting with five hundred youths of Cross River State is richer and too better for us" he said.

"We can assure you that the ministry already beginning the process. as the youth leadership in the state, I will make sure that it went far even to the villages. I want to assure you that you have our support" he added.

The Chairman, National Youths Council of Nigeria, CRS chapter Comr. Dan Obo jnr. riverain of the beneficiaries (Youths) expressed their gratitude and promised not to take this opportunity for granted.

Some participants at the event also benefited from the governor's benevolence as they received cash and material gifts.


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