By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA -Â THE Anambra State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on Governor Peter Obi to lift the ban on employment in the state in the interest of the teeming number of unemployed youths in the state.
Adopting the motion sponsored by 29 members of the House and read by the member representing Idemili North constituency, Chief Anthony Ezechinwoye, the lawmakers urged the Governor to direct relevant government authorities to commence the process of recruiting qualified citizens into their services without discrimination.
The lawmakers also urged the Governor to direct the local government councils and the Civil Service Commission to adopt a deliberate method of determining the number of persons to be recruited into the various positions, where their services would be mostly needed.
The resolution noted that it was by employing the youths that the increasing rate of armed robbery and kidnapping could be reduced, adding that the ban on employment was having a negative impact on the countryâ€™s youths graduating from the various tertiary institutions every year.
The lawmakers also observed that since government alone could not engage all the graduates, wealthy individuals should establish manufacturing industries to complement governmentâ€™s efforts in job creation.
The House also adopted a report of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, Works, Housing and Urban Development on the law for the establishment of Awka Capital Development Authority. The report was presented by the member representing Nnewi North constituency, Mr. Joseph Okeke.