Following the ongoing sensitization program mapped by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, through the Enugu SME centre headed by the Senior personal Adviser to the Governor on Small and Medium scale Enterprises *Hon. Arinze Chilo Offiah to the indigenous students of the state as a way of reaching out to them in order to benefit the dividends of his governance
Representatives of the Agency led by Hon. Arinze Chilo Offiah,on Thursday, the 27th May, 2021 stormed Coal City University (CCU) along Enugu Abakaliki Road for their “sensitization tour” which is a training that is channeled on equipping young students in various tertiary Institutions across the State, with at least one skill before graduating from school.
Declaring the event open, the Dean of Student affairs, Mr ifeanyi Onyia commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for such a great initiative and charged his students to utilize succinctly, the opportunity presented to them by the State Government.
“Honestly Speaking i thought this type of initiative exists only abroad or the developed African countries where Government reaches out to all and sundries with programs of economic, intellectual and physical empowerment like this”
“This is a sign of Good Governance and our School is happy to be part of it”
” As you can see, our students are eager to make adequate use of this golden opportunity because most of them are Super intelligent and industrious”
“I thank the Governor and his SME Agency for such a scintillating idea, it will help our students mentorship and capacity building as well as the economy of the state”
The Resource person of the program, by name :, enlightened the students on the need to participate in at least one of the available programs which includes;
Digital Marketing, Auto-Mechanic and Refurbishing, Auto body fabrication (Auto- Ease), acquisition in all agro based business, & accessibility of Students’ Entrepreneur loan etc.
The tour, which had over 600 students sensitized, was eulogised by the students through their leader by name.
Comrade, expressed their profound gratitude to the initiators and masterminds of such a life changing program.
” on behalf of the students of CCU, i want express our profound gratitude to the Governor of Enugu State and his spa on SME for finding out time to conscientiously sensitize our students”
“It is something that we will never take for granted and i want to assure you that, our students would benefit very well from these programs, so as to make the intentions of the state Government towards Enugu students, be a fruitful and propitious investment”
The Director for Entrepreneurship in the school, Mr Okechukwu Chukwuemeka during the closing remarks, thanked the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and his SPA on SME, Hon Arinze Chilo-Offiah, for running with their vision of building, empowering and developing the students and youths of the state through series of programs from Enugu SME center.
“You have shown us through your programs that, Enugu State Government actually means well for the students”
“it is the first since the history of the state that the Government has made it a mandate to reach out one on one to the students in an effort of giving them a better life beyond their certificate”
This movement made CCU part of the several institutions that have benefited from d seminars and training.
Speaking to the students of Coal City University, Enugu, Hon. Offiah revealed that the Centre provides opportunities in the areas of Digital Marketing, Programming, Product Design, Fashion, Data Anakytics, Agriculture, Financial Literacy, Cybersecurity amongst others skill scquisistikn programs. Loan Programs and capacity development programs were also discussed
They have equally provided students with necessary vocational skills to reach their full potential in life aside their academic knowledge, as a way of reducing the rate of unemployment after graduation as well unemployability of many.
We also gathered reports that, Students who own small business in any Higher institution within the state can apply for the ongoing Human Capital Development Loan(HCDL), World-class Skill Acquisition programs, Free Capacity Development Programs, Access to Credit as well as job Creation Schemes, Business Grants amongst others at the Enugu SME Center located at No. 2a Market Garden Avenue Opposite SME Roundabout along Ebeano Tunnel GRA Enugu or go to www.enugusme.en.gov.ng to learn more about the programs offered by the AgencyWe are social! follow us on: