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C'River : Okang Slams Organizations Over Local Content, Warn Against Abuse Of Youths Civility

Comrade Asu Okang, Cross River State Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development

Cross River State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Comrade Asu Okang has slammed business organizations operating in Cross River State over disregard for local content in the enrolment of staff.

Asu who said this during a meeting with the Management of Niger Mills Ltd (Flour Mills), business organizations in the state not to abuse the civil nature of youths in state.

He expressed disappointment at the attitude of some organizations towards their Cooperate Social Responsibility to the youths in particular and the State.

He queried that “Flour Mills is the worst company in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility to the State.

How many Cross River Youths supply raw materials to the Company; how many Cross Riverians are distributors of your end products; and how many Cross River Youths are involved in general supplies in the entire supply chain of the Company?".

He expressed disappointment and dissatisfaction at the level of involvement of Young persons in the Company.

The Commissioner demanded the engagement of indigenous youths in the supply chain of Flour Mills; staff enrollment both at the Management and junior cadre in keeping to the Nigeria Labour Congress and Local Content Laws.

Responding, the Management of Flour Mills explained that the Company is taking Fourteen Youths (14) through skills acquisition; capacity building and training of students of Department of Cereal Crops, University of Calabar; and the Maintenance of drainages around Ekorinim in 2015.

They however promised to look into the demands made by the Commissioner.
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