Youth Ministry moves to partner NGO on Digipreneurship expansion

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In a bid to fully develop the digital entrepreneurship sub-sector, Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy in conjunction with Teenovative Africa will fine-tune modalities for partnership.This is with a view to creating career opportunities for the youths of Anambra.

Teenovative Africa is a Pan-African Governmental Organisation dedicated to providing support services and development of youths potential for self discovery.
Receiving a delegation of the group on a courtesy visit in her office, Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Prof. Theresa Obiekezie, said her Ministry would collaborate with recognised bodies to achieve its mandate.She added that partnership was critical for successful implementation of its programmes and projects, aimed at harnessing the potential of youths in the state.

While describing the collaborative arrangement as crucial and apt, she directed the Digipreneurship Office, an agency under the supervision of the Ministry, to liaise with the group to articulate a blueprint to facilitate the move.Responding, Director-General, Digipreneurship Office, Mr Ifeanyi Aniagoh, identified areas of collaboration to include, nurturing, expansion and utilisation of the digital space for economic sustainability.According to him, the office under him had already introduced some programmes including Triple I Initiative to harness talented youths for skills development and wealth-creation.

President of the Group, Mr Mmaduabuchi Okeke, told the Commissioner that it was founded out of passion in 2016 to address societal challenges militating against youth productivity.He noted that over the years it had assisted no fewer than 7,000 youths to rediscover themselves through training and mentorship programmes organised in varied areas of specialisation. (MOI)

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