The Edo State Government has said 30 youths in the state will be recruited as members of the stateâ€™s cultural troupe to inject new life and expand experiences and offerings of the troupe.
Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Osaze Osemwengie-Ero, disclosed this at a 2-day seminar on capacity building for staff of the ministry, inÂ Benin City, Edo State.
Osemwengie-Ero, who represented Governor Godwin Obaseki, said the 30 youths will be recruited by government through the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Diaspora Affairs.
â€œThe recruitment will be channeled through the Edojobs portal. An audition will be organised for 100 to 200 youths, from which 30 persons will be recruited for the stateâ€™s cultural troupe. Those qualified will be engaged,â€ he said.
Noting that the seminar was organised to boost productivity through capacity development, he said, â€œThis seminar was organised in line with the vision of the governor on human capacity development. I task officials of the ministry to contribute to growing the stateâ€™s economy by promoting initiatives that will help diversify the stateâ€™s earnings.
He added that the ministry has concluded arrangement to inaugurate culture club in secondary schools in Fugar, Edo North, stressing, â€œThis will be followed by another inauguration to be held at Uromi in Esan-North East Local Government Area.â€
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Arts, Culture and Diaspora Affairs, Sam Aigbirio, said the seminar was an in-house workshop organised for officials of the ministry to broaden their knowledge in the areas of statistics, budgeting, planning, monitoring and evaluation, as they relate to promoting culture and tourism.
Aigbirio noted that capacity training for officials of the ministry would be continuous and will help develop their capacity in line with the state governmentâ€™s vision to drive economic growth and wealth creation through culture and tourism.