Ebonyi State Government under the leadership of Governor David Nweze Umahi has concluded plans to train over three hundred youths on Leadership qualities. This was one of the resolution taken at the State Executive Council meeting held recently at the new government house, Abakaliki.

Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Hon Barr Uchenna Orji explained that the training would be in batches.

According to him, “EXCO approved the implementation of a leadershp programme for the Future Leaders of Ebonyi State. Under this training programme, 300 youths of Ebonyi State shall be given intensive leadershp training for one month and the areas of coverage shall be leadership, ethics, self reliance, entrepreneurship etc.

“This programme is going to be a legacy programme for the future leaders of Ebonyi State. The first category will be those with O level, 2nd Category is for 1st degree holders and 3rd Category is for those with 2nd degree and above. In order to select these 300 members, advertisement will be done for us to have 20 per Local Government Area on the ratio of 3:2:1 on the categories.

“The second category of training approved by EXCO is leadership training for the newly elected Local Government Council Chairmen and Councilors. They will be trained for 3 weeks.

“Exco Committees were set up to handle the respective leadership Programmes and they were charged to immediately commence the processes of the two trainings as approved by Exco” he concluded.


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