Chinese Embassy Visits Aba Skill Acquisition Centre, Donates N15M to Foster Youth Skills Development

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The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria visited the Kiara De-Luke Multi-Skill Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Aba yesterday where a donation of N15M was made to foster the training of youths in Abia State in several skill acquisition initiatives.

The representative of the Chinese Ambassador, Charge D’ Affairs Li Jhing had a tour of the centre, which happens to have just been visited by the Vice President a week ago. The Fully-integrated Skill Centre has several departments specified in various productions such as Steel works like Streetlight Poles, Carpentry, Joinery, Garment, and Brick-making.

Having been impressed with what he saw, he made promises of more collaborations including a complex the Chinese Embassy is building at the Skills Acquisition Centre.

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Why Aba?

Aba, which happens to be a commercial center in the Eastern part of Nigeria, is the economic capital of Abia state. It is a town of innovative young entrepreneurs creating jobs for themselves through making use of their skills in production, especially in the areas of leather works, fashion design and furniture-making.

This recognition brought more attention to the Aba manufacturing clusters, and also gave birth to several developments which includes the Aba Hackathon Challenge, and several others

However, with an estimation of tens of thousands of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) present there, the industry lacked proper infrastructure and investment to excel until recently when the World Bank and Federal Government recognized the city’s industrial and commercial activities.

With recent developments and several Chinese nationals doing business in Abia state and leading the country’s merchandise exports, it is commendable that they would invest in Aba.


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