The Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Prof Gregory Ibe has urged workers across Abia and the country at large to upgrade their earnings through skills acquisition and human capacity development.
In a goodwill message to workers on Saturday at this year International Workers Day, the don while applauding the enterprising spirit of the workforce, enjoined workers to activate multiple revenue sources by acquiring more skills, a statement by ProGIMA-Prof Gregory Ibe Media Associates says.
According to Prof Ibe, a renowned professor of entrepreneural science, “workers must realise that global economy is currently being driven by skills and not certificates. So while advocating for certificate acquisition, I also encourage diversification into such skill areas as agribusiness, ICT and internet marketing.”
His message partly reads, “While recognizing the role of the workerforce as lifewire and backbone of the economy, I enjoin workers to add value to themselves by enlarging their skill set, and thereby enlarge their çhances of attracting more income.
“Against the backdrop of crippling global economic challenges, I invite workers to explore available opportunities in Agribusiness, ICT and internet marketing by acquiring skills that will position them for more income.
“As the largest employer of labour in the private sector in Abia state, we will continue to partner government in providing more opportunities for capacity building among the workforce, through specially designed training workshops and workers industrial experience programmes duly certified by our institution and relevant professional bodies.”
He also wished the workers a resounding labour day celebration.