The Minister of State for Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment towards
creating jobs for the teeming unempolyed youths in the Niger Delta region.
The minister spoke in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, at the training and empowerment of 1,500 youths in different vocations
The training is an annual programme of the Ministry of Niger-Delta Affairs across the nine states in the region
The 1500 Youths across the oil producing states of the Niger Delta were trained in various entreprenuer vocations such as training in poultry, piggery, apiculture, photography, fishery, sewing, tailoring, weaving, bead making, oil & gas, which were held in various states of the country
The minister, who was represented at the event by Engr. Rotimi Eniasoro, said the “main object of the initiative of the ministry is to make the youths of the Niger-Delta region to be self employed and to be meaningfully engaged.
He also advised the youths to seize the opportunity availed them by the ministry to impact lives positively and also to be employers of labours in the shortest possible time.
He therefore congratulated the over 1500 participants and admonished them to kindly use their empowerment start-up package of N500,000 to start up small various businesses and grow big.
Some of the participants who spoke on behalf of other trainees, thanked the Ministry of Niger-Delta Affairs for this great opportunity and promised to deploy all they learnt during the course of the programme to starting up various businesses and to be employers of labours.
The participants were all given certificates of participation at the end of the one-week programme.
The consultant of the programme “Dansteph Multi Project Limited”, represented by her manager, Mrs Gloria Morah, admonished the beneficiaries to look beyond the start-up empowerment package.
She urged them to put all the knowledge acquired into various businesses, stressing that sky would be their limit.