Awka – Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), in collaboration with the Polar-Afrique Consulting Limited, Abuja, on Tuesday, trained over one hundred women and youths at Ogbaru Civic Centre, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, on various business opportunities that abound in their immediate environment.
They were also tutoured on the secrets on how to set up a small scale business and resource management.
The training, which was facilitated by the member representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Chukwuka Onyema, was aimed at taking the youths off the street by providing them with a take-off grant that will enable them start off their choice businesses after the programme.
While addressing the participants, a senior research fellow of the institute, Paul Andrew Gwaza, noted that the unemployed and under employed youths in Nigeria have always been a tool for violence, hence the need to engage them meaningfully at various levels.
Gwaza, however, identified injustice, denial and poverty as major sources of conflict and violence in Nigeria but disclosed to the participants that identifying business ideas and opportunities was a step towards overcoming poverty and hunger, adding that the exposure was for the youths to make options in agriculture and other areas.
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Author: Raymond Ozoji