Leadbrand Limited in collaboration with World Skills International Nigeria and African Centre for Skills Development (ACSD) has initiated consultation with stakeholders in a bid to fast-track the hosting of this year’s World Youth Skills Day.
The group paid courtesy calls on Mrs. Marjorie George Abasiodiong, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Skills Acquisition and Development Centre; Comrade Otobong Aquila Akpan, Special Assistant on Student Matters and Hon. Iwa Udofia, Senior Special Assistant on Youths Development to Governor of AkwaIbom State, to inaugurate the project Central Planning Directorate to mobilize supports and endorsement for the World Youth Skills Day, Friday 15 July 2016.
Skills Rules the World is this year’s theme. The organizers expect to use the event to tackle the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) 17.5million youth unemployment ratio representing 6.65%
of the World unemployment figure.
Secondly, the event shall create awareness for skills development, attract and open up market windows and encourages investment / investors for skills as alternative to dwindling oil market price and economic prosperity of AkwaIbom State and Nigeria.
The event promises to host Nigeria Coordinator of World Skills International (WSI), expected to declarethe eventopen is the Deputy Governor of AkwaIbom State, His Excellency, Mr Moses Ekpo, OON others as Strategic Guest Panellists include Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke, Hon. Mrs Eunice Thomas, Mr Ronald Kakanja-Director, United Nations Information Centre, Lagos as guest.
Business Magnet and Founder of Amaecom Global Limited, Dr Marcel Ofonmata and others will be presenting lectures at the event, with lead skills expositions by Akwa Ibom Skills Youth in Diaspora.