The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has inaugurated the State Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy Committee in Awka, the State Capital.
The 13-member committee which is to be chaired by Dr Nick Okoye, has among its terms of reference, to create a reliable database that the state government will find resourceful for its youths development initiatives as well as to develop a result -oriented framework using the creative economy to engage and empower youths and also advise government on other youth-related issues.
Other members of the Committee are the Commissioners in charge of relevant Ministries such as Youths Entrepreneurship, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Agric Mechanisation, Processing and Export and Budget and Economic Planning, among others.
Governor Obiano while inaugurating the committee, said his government relies on their wealth of experience at this time to make a difference in its efforts at drastically reducing unemployment among youths in the state.
He urged them to look beyond their stipulated terms of reference to develop initiatives that government and the private sector alike can fund to make life more meaningful for the youths, assuring them of the full support of his administration.
The Chairman of the Committee, Dr Nick Okoye said the creation of the committee shows clearly that Governor Obiano understands that the major problem of the nation is unemployment and is ready to address it, thanking the Governor for selecting them to serve the state.