By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKAâ€”Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, has said that no fewer than 1,000 jobs for the youths would be generated when the Fadama 111 agricultural programme to be launched in the state soon, takes off.
Obi, who spoke during the flag-off of the distribution of free drugs, estimated at N80 million in Awka, the state capital, explained that job creation was part of the stateâ€™s Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS), adding that while efforts were being made to develop all sectors of the state simultaneously, there was the need to ensure that school leavers were provided opportunities to be gainfully employed.
The Governor said his administration would not relent in its efforts to rebuild the state and widen the scope of opportunities, but regretted that the misappropriation of public resources in the past denied the youths the opportunity of gainful employment.
According to him, the drugs which were distributed at the Central Pharmaceutical Store in the state capital to the health facilities in the 21 local government areas and voluntary agencies, were toÂ ensure adequate supply of drugs, with a view to improving health care services in all parts of the state.
He warned the benefiting institutions against selling the drugs, advising that they should rather be used judiciously to help the society and sustain the health vision of government.