The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said that the Federal Government is interested in devolution of powers to states.
Ngige stated this while speaking at the first graduation of the Abia State Education for Employment Programme (E4E) in Umuahia.
“We should give states opportunity to go into mining, agro-processing among others so that they would be able to develop on their own.
“Today, nobody needs to tell us that things are hard; we are where we are today as a country because we failed to plan,” he said.
According to him, “Some people think that devolution of powers to states is the same as disintegration, no, it has to do with building yourselves.”
The Minister also commended the initiative of the Abia State government, in creating the programme which equipped 472 people with various skills.