Varsity partners Ebonyi government on police officers’ wives training
As part of its community service, the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State is partnering with Ebonyi State government to build the entrepreneurial capacity of wives of police officers serving in the state.
The capacity building programme, which is geared towards equipping the women with functional knowledge and practical skills to be self-reliant is championed by the state Ministry of Economic Empowerment and Job Creation through its Women and Youth Empowerment Scheme.
While speaking during a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, at his office, the Commissioner for Economic Empowerment and Job Creation, Orji Uchenna Orji, expressed the appreciation of the state government to the university for accepting to host the programme, adding that the partnership would help in building the entrepreneurial capacities of participants, and thus engender robust economic development in the state.
Pledging the continuous friendship of the university with the state, the Vice Chancellor noted: “Apart from education, our Faculty of Agriculture was established to impact positively on the local economy”, adding “through our radio station that is about to come on stream we shall be filling the agric extension gaps in the state.”
The Vice-Chancellor continued: “AE-FUNAI is a blessing to Ebonyi. Our target is to ensure that the state comes out of the national tag of being referred to as an educationally less advantaged state.”
He also noted that the university has a rare partnership with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, where it would serve as a multiplication and distribution centre for Improved Cassava Varieties in the Southeast.
He however lamented the activities of natives who were bent on disrupting and sabotaging the infrastructural development, academic activities and agricultural efforts of the university, calling on notable sons and daughters of Ikwo community and Ebonyi State government to intervene in the matter before it becomes late.
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