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Anambra to revive over 200 skills acquisition, entrepreneurial centres


Anambra State is set to revive 200 government and private owned skills acquisition and entrepreneurial centers across the state, the Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Bonaventure Enemali has said.

Enemali announced this recently during an interactive session with all the Non-Governmental Organizations, Community and Faith based organizations operating in Anambra state at the Ministry’s conference hall, Awka.

He explained that the centers would be made functional with adequate training facilities, qualified facilitators, and sustainable skills and entrepreneurial programmes, adding that the interactive session was meant to foster mutual relationship with the organizations.He also revealed that underway by the state government introduce ‘Anambra State Network of NGO’s’ (ANSNGO), that would focus on youth and women development, education, health and community development.

The Commissioner tasked the NGO’s to take responsibility of monitoring and evaluating government projects in the state especially those within the purview of the ministry of Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy like the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial centers.

The Guest Lecturer who is also the Anambra state Coordinator, Network on Water and Sanitation in Nigeria (NEWSAN), Professor Stanley Udedi, insisted that only affective monitoring and evaluation of projects can lead to sustainable impact on social development in the society.

Udedi who is a Professor of Applied Biochemistry, spoke on the topic ‘Effective Monitoring and Evaluation: A Panacea to sustainable Impact social Development’, pointed out that there is no management without monitoring unless one anticipates a monumental waste.

Prof Udedi who is also the Dean, Students Affairs at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, emphasized that the essence of locating a project in a community is to have impact and once that aim is defeated, the project has no usefulness to the community where it is located.

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