Gov Okowa Says Youths’ Empowerment Paramount In His Administration

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday, December 29 said his administration took the empowerment of youths seriously because engagement of young people would engender peace in the state.

A statement from the Delta state government noted that Okowa made the comment in Asaba during the inauguration of projects executed by Oshimili South local government council.

The projects include a skill acquisition centre, suggesting that the local council administration is taking a cue from the Delta state government’s huge investment in youth empowerment over the years.

He stated that his administration was doing a lot in skill acquisition because he believes that no amount of projects will bring peace to the communities if the youths and women were not gainfully engaged.

His words:

“I am also glad that you are engaging our youths to ensure that more youths are able to use their brains to work and earn a living for themselves.

“The more youths we engage, the more skills they acquire and the more peace we are likely to have but more importantly, the more productive youths we will have in the state.”

Earlier in his welcome address, the chairman of the council, Osadebe, had said that the council under his watch, provided employment for the youths through its strategic revenue generation drive.

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