- June 24, 2015
- Posted by: Website Admin
- Category: Akwa Ibom, Business, National News, Politics, Uncategorized
Akwa Ibom State government said it plans to train 1,000 youths from the state in Oracle Database Software Management to imbue them with relevant skills to become self-reliant.
The State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel who made this known at the Qua Iboe Church said: “I am in discussion with Oracle to train at least 1,000 youths in Akwa Ibom State on Oracle Database Software Management System.”
Emmanuel who noted that most of those employed by banks and companies are those with Oracle certifications, reasoned that Akwa Ibom youths must be imbued with relevant skills that would make them self-reliant.
“I want to make sure that our youths acquire skills so that they can mostly be on their own. We want to facilitate this to help some of our youths to also acquire skills. One thousand is a good number and we can see how we can train them in Uyo to reduce the cost instead of moving them to Lagos,” he said.
The governor further hinted that the state government would send 100 Akwa Ibom youths to Israel by the end of July to acquire training and skills in mechanised farming, and described Israel as an outstanding country in the world with track-record in agriculture.
He said: “By end of July, we will send about 100 youths to Israel to acquire some skills and also at the same time do pilgrimage as well. Those people that will come back are those that will actually back up our mechanised farming in agriculture. We know when it comes to agriculture today, Israel is one of the greatest. These are some of the things we will do in human development that will actually enhance the quality of life of our people but we need your kind prayers.”