Traders and apprentices at International Electrical Market, Obosi/Onitsha Anambra State, on Saturday protested against a trader who settled his apprentice with N100,000.00 (One hundred thousand Naira) after 9years of serving him.
The protest took place inside the market, as the protesting traders converged in front of the man’s shop.
They demanded the Master to increase the money he gave to his apprentice as settlement, adding that the apprentice should be treated fairly rather than given him N100,000 for nine years of service.
Reacting, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anambra Broadcasting Service, Chief Uche Nworah, said the organisation had noted the abuse in the apprenticeship system and was partnering the Awka Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture to convene a summit on Igbo apprenticeship.
Nworah noted that the summit, themed, ‘Repositioning Igbo Apprenticeship Scheme (Igba -Boi) for Sustainable Economic Development,’ would X-ray the Igbo apprenticeship scheme, bring out the positives and recommend areas for improvement for the scheme to continue to be relevant in the 21st century.