April 17, 2024

Unemployment, Hunger: IYAMIDR Signs Accord With Italian Institute

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By Simeon OSAJIE

In a bid to arrest the spate of youths restiveness and other crime in Nigeria, a non-governmental and non-profit making organization known as “Initiative for Youth Awareness on Migration Immigration Development and Reintegration” (IYAMIDR) has signed agreement with an Italian training Institute.

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The deal which was influenced through its Lead Facilitator Dr. Antonio Lovecchio Knight of Malta Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Gran Priorato Autonomo di Liguria was reached by the two parties in the presence of representative of Edo National Voice (ENV), Udinyiwe Osasumwen Linda and Mr. Izekor Samuel, President, Edo Cultural Association Road, Italy who doubles as the Director of Strategic Planning and Training, IYAMIDR Nigeria.

These were made known by the Executive Director of IYAMDR, Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, in a statement made available to newsmen in Benin City, Edo State capital.

According to Comrade Okoduwa, “this partnership is tailored towards enhancing the capacity of Nigeria Youths with viable skills to boost the Nigeria economy in various sectors. Over the years,  youth restiveness,  unemployment and hunger have been the major causes of crime and other anti-social vices that  sometimes occur within the Nigeria society.

“The training project will be done in collaboration with Edo National Voice ENV,  a Benin Socio-cultural Organizations that promote Benin cultural heritage and the Benin Royal throne.

“The skill acquisition programme according to the statement is aimed at building capacity in welding and fabrication.

“This would afford Nigerian youths the opportunity to be trained and empowered in yatch maintenance, ship dockyard, gas pipe welding, rail track installation and maintenance.”

However, the former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Anti Human Trafficking has appreciated Ambassador Mfawa Abam of Nigeria Embassy Rome for his support towards this project.

He opined that the project is geared towards the renewed hope agenda of president Bola Amhed Tinubu in building confidence in the Nigerian Youth and making Nigeria great again.

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