- Ohanaeze Ndigbo set up a committee on employment and skill acquisition.
- Appoints Ngige to chair the committee.
Ohaneze Ndigbo, the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, has appointed Senator Chris Ngige, the immediate past minister of labour and employment, as chairman of its committee on employment and skill acquisition.
The appointment is part of Ohaneze Ndigbo’s efforts to use non-kinetic means, especially job creation, to end the menace of insecurity in the South-East region.
The committee will be inaugurated today September 28, 2023, by the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
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The committee is made up of politicians of different party affiliations, seasoned technocrats, and distinguished academics. It is expected to work with governors in the seven Ohaneze member states to reinvent the entrepreneurial spirit of the people and empower young persons from the region with skills to earn a living or become entrepreneurs.
Ngige has accepted the appointment and solicited the support and prayers of all for God’s guidance. He said that he sees the appointment as another opportunity to help his people and his country Nigeria to lift many out of poverty.