The Abia State government has held the 2018 International Youth Day programme at Dr. Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, with the theme “Safe Spaces For Youth”
Speaking at the event, the Abia Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu said Abia people are known with their strength and informed that the strength is made manifest in her youths. He therefore enjoined the youths to learn at least one skill to enable them succeed in the present economy situation of the country.
Dr. Ikpeazu disclosed that the State has established skill acquisition centres scattered across the State where youths are trained on various modern skills and advised the youths to make good use of the opportunity to excell.
Speaking, the Commissioner for Youth Development, Chief Ike Anyatonwu thanked the Governor for approving the International Youth Day celebration and described the day as a milestone of youth empowerment in Abia State.
The Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Lucky Igbokwe told youths to be ambassadors of peace in the State. He urged the youths to the become job creators so as to contribute effectively in the development of the State.
The occasion featured cutting of Abia Unity Cake