The newly inaugurated members of the Human Capital Development council have been charged to develop strategies that will positively impact Abians .
The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chris Ezem who stated this while inaugurating members of the Human Capital Development council (HCD) in his conference room, noted that the State is taking major steps aimed at reducing poverty and positively impacting vulnerable Abians as well as rejigging Abia workforce for better productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.
Mr. Ezem who doubles as the council Chairman urged the members to liaise with heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies to drive the necessary change needed in all sectors of the State.
He charged the members to deliver on the job description which includes; community engagements, design and implement human capital development interventions, determine priorities and targets for HCD implementation process, among others.
In her address, the Executive Secretary and Focal Person for Abia State Human Capital Development Project Dr. Mrs. Joy Wokocha, explained that HCD is a programme targeted at taking human capacity development to rural communities as well as improve workforce of the State through training and capacity building for greater productivity.
Dr Mrs. Wokocha explained that, Human capital development is a joint project of the Federal Government and World Bank through ECOWAS, noting that States are expected to satisfy some basic conditions before approval is given by the Federal Government and therefore announced that Abia and Enugu States were selected for the first phase of funding by the Federal Government.
In her vote of thanks, Secretary of the Council, Deaconess Franca Ekwueme thanked State Government for the opportunity to serve and assured on behalf of the council that they will be good ambassadors of the Government.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Osuji, that of Basic Education, Chief Ukwu Rocks Emma and that of Youth Development. Mr. Charles Esonu among others attended the inauguration ceremony