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Edo to Partner Japan to Empower Youths in Manufacturing, Transportation, Vocational Training

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Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki disclosed on Friday that his government would partner the government of Japan in the areas of manufacturing, transportation, and vocational training for youths as part of moves to make the state a manufacturing hub in the county.
The governor said that the synergy would also be in the area of technological training which was a major aspect of his strategic plan to empower the people of the state, stressing that his government would revamp the fruit processing company in Ehor, the fertilizer company in Auchi this first quarter of the year as well focus in the area of solid minerals.
Speaking with Journalists yesterday in Abuja when he received the First Secretary Economic-Development co- operation of the Embassy of Japan, Gaku Sato at the Abuja Liaison office of Edo state, Governor Obaseki said that the government plans to revive technical colleges to help in the vocational training of the youths.
According to him, his administration has a key strategy for empowerment Programme centered around building capacity of the people, adding that one of the things currently being done in collaboration with the Japanese government was to improve the technical colleges and other training facilities in the state.

The governor noted that the state government would focus on solid mineral sector in order to attract other investors to the state in the production of Ceramics a well as in the area of Agriculture, noting that “Japan has a lot of experience in growing rice and since we have a large rice belt in the state , we have looked at how to co-operate with them. This weekend in Benin,we have over 70 investors in agriculture who would be meeting with me”.

        Source – Vanguard
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