The wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, has reaffirmed that the Godwin Obaseki-led administration believed in empowering youths and would lay emphasis on imbuing them with the skills they require to become independent, which will in turn help the economy.
This was as she met with members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria at the Edo State Government House in Benin City where she also noted that the government partner with the Edo State chapter of the youth council to accomplish its visions for the youths in the state.
She said: “Youth restiveness is a major challenge in today’s world. Whenever you hear of violence, youths are usually in the middle of it. Its either the youths are fomenting trouble or hijacking the trouble because they have so much energy. However, in Edo state, the case is different; our youths are very responsible and have positive energy, which they use for the good of the state”.
The first lady also revealed that there were elders, who were ready to understand and work with them while encouraging them to engage themselves gainfully by learning a skill and not relying only on academic qualifications, so that they could also be employers of labour in the future.
Meanwhile, the president of the Edo state chapter of the youth Council explained that The Youth house in Benin City was an independent school involved in Skill acquisition (fashion design, computer section, advanced ICT section, catering section, laundering section among others), which run between 6 months and 1 year.