The Imo State government is committed to ensuring a quantum leap in the productivity index of the state.
The state Commissioner for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Chief Prince Ford Ozumba stated this in a statement in Owerri on Tuesday.
Prince Ozumba whose ministry is undertaking the task of planning and executing the 2022 Imo Productivity Merit Award disclosed that presently there are a number of programmes being executed by the government in partnership with development partners targeted at the youths and unemployed in order to make them gainfully engaged and productive.
He submitted that the proposed training of about 300,000 youths in digital economy will transform Imo state into the digital hub of Africa.
On the award, the commissioner stressed that the nominees cut across the various sectors of human endeavour, adding that their nomination was purely based on merit with verifiable achievements.
He expressed gratitude to the governor for deeming it necessary and germane to approve the award, noting that its ripple effect will be unquantifiable.
Prince Ozumba also announced that preparations are in top gear to ensure that the programme becomes a resounding success and a source of pride to the state and her citizens.
He stressed that massive and extensive publicity of the event is already underway through the social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, aboutapp and tweeter) as well as radio and television jingles and publications in reputable newspapers.
He congratulated the awardees on their nomination