The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra state chapter is set to launch an empowerment program tagged Aka ájá ájá.
The program will train and empower over 5000 youths in the state.
The program procedure which is also known as the four wheel drive of aka aja aja captured is ITEM is very simple.
IDENTIFICATION: Identify your talents, strengths and areas of interest. Identify who and where you will be trained.
TRAINING: Aka ájá ájá pays for your training, the scheme will expose you to other trainings on leadership, customer relations, financial management, marketing, etc.
EMPOWERMENT: upon successful completion of your training, aka ájá ájá will assist you with a start-up seed to help you start your own business, and help to link you with other individuals and financial institutions that can grant you soft loans.
MENTORSHIP: Aka ájá ájá will provide you with continuous mentorship during and after your training.
Basically, what is required of the participants is to identify the skill they want to learn, find their respective trainers, and make themselves available to be trained because aka ájá ájá will visit their places of training to be sure that there is a trainer and that the place of training meets an adequate learnable standard in that field before making payment.
And after training the person will be given seed money to start up.
According to Dr. Harry Oranezi (Anambra state director general 2019 PDP presidential campaign) who is the aka ájá ájá champion “it is important to provide for our young and vibrant youths, but much more important to enable them provide for themselves”.
In Anambra state and by extension Nigeria the number of unemployed and underemployed persons are higher than the number of the employed persons.
In America today, skills have become a prerequisite for employment. Getting a degree is good but learning skills have become quite important if you want to be able to earn money and at least put food on your table.
Nigeria as a nation have been fighting crime for years without looking at the root cause of crime which is unemployment.
An employed person spends greater part of his or her time on his or her job.
There’s an Igbo adage which states that “aka ájá ájá na ebute onu mmanu mmanu.”
Empowering youths will reduce crime in our society.
Many organisations have laid off a large percentage of their workers, and many more will be laid off. It’s not a good thing but what can they do? The economy is bad and Nigerian youths are among the worst hit.
Hence the benefits of this program coming up at this time of severe hardship and global economic recession caused by the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be overemphasized.
According to Comrade Chinedu Maduka of FDP Consults who is the aka ájá ájá empowerment consultant “the project will run for as long as required to empower all the participants. Training duration will be determined by the particpant’s trainer, but no training duration would be less than three (3) months.”
The program which will be officially declared open on the 17th of August has since 13th of July gathered momentum as the number of interested participants is already nearing 1000 as at today, 20th July, 2020.
(Media and Publicity aka ájá ájá)