You Are Chasing Shadows By Seeking White-collar Jobs – Okorocha Tells Nigerian Youths


BEVERLY HILLS, January 09, (THEWILL) – The Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has noted that it amounts to mere shadow-chasing for Nigerian youths to be longing after white collar jobs, charging them to rather aspire to be their own boss.

This was as he opined that Nigeria stands to make a lot of gains if it encourages and supports youths to realize their potentials.

The Governor made these assertions at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Batch 'A' pre-mobilization workshop of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Owerr‎i, the state capital.

He charged the NYSC management and other stakeholders to step up efforts towards making youths more relevant in the socio-economic affairs of the country. He stressed that the NYSC must take the lead in strengthening its skills acquisition progr‎amme, to enable corps members become experts in various vocations thereby making them self-employed

Okorocha warned that the neglect of youth, particularly those from low economic backgrounds is responsible for the problem of insecurity in parts of the country.

“The quest for white collar jobs is just shadow-chasing; this is an era of change, and you can aspire to be your own boss,” he stated.

The Governor, while lamenting that 70 percent of the expenditure made on labour force in Imo state's infrastructural development projects went to non-Nigerians, urged youths to acquire skills to enable them handle such jobs.