Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said his administration was determined to continue to empower the state’s youth by engaging them in Abia’s growth and development plans.
The governor said so on his official Twitter account on Friday.
According to him, the new graduates will be hired to solve the challenges of road maintenance in the state’s 17 LGAs, taking responsibility for the process by equipping them “with the necessary tools, including asphalt cutters, rollers, service trucks and power supplies to support night operations ”.
Ikpeazu also said that the new graduates he praised for their “ingenuity and commitment” will be trained by engineers from the Ministry of Public Works. He therefore called on qualified Abians to apply for the openings until November 30.
“In Abia, we have since recognized the need to tackle the dual issue of youth empowerment and sustainable road maintenance, rooted in the ingenuity and engagement of Abia youth in the 17 LGAs.
“In the first phase, we recruit a team of new civil engineering graduates to lead the various LG road maintenance agencies. Each team will undergo tutelage under the direction of engineers from our Department of Public Works and will be equipped with the necessary tools including asphalt cutters, rollers, service trucks and power packs to support nighttime operations.
“I hereby call on the qualified young people of Abia: engineers, surveyors and other related disciplines, to apply for openings by the Ministry of Works by November 30! Umu Abia, let’s do it ourselves, ”he says.