EBONYI State government said it has begun the data capturing and registration of Ebonyi youths across the 13 local government areas of the state that were misled during the agitation by Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

The state Commissioner for Economic Empowerment and Job Creation, Uchenna Orji, stated this in Abakaliki while briefing newsmen on the activities of the current administration in the area of youth empowerment. He said the current administration, apart from pursuing the action plan of making the IPOB members economically independent, the initiative would also help in reducing social vices and other forms of criminality currently plaguing the society.

The commissioner, who said the state government had extended its empowerment schemes to Ebonyi youths in other states of the federation, including Sokoto, Kaduna, Anambra and Lagos, added that over 3000 youths had so far been empowered in the state.

He said: “The IPOB youths are being registered in the Department of Education and Social Welfare in the LGAs. After their capturing, the state government will create a programme to train and empower  them  in their chosen career .”

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