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Delta To Create Jobs, Empower Youths


DELTA State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has stressed on the need for job creations saying that the civil service in the state is saturated.

The governor who was speaking on Monday evening while receiving the report of the transition committee from the Chairman, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire at Government House said that Deltans would be trained and empowered to be entrepreneurs, promising that his administration would empower youths. Governor Okowa observed that the report of the committee will provide a guide towards quick achievement of his 5-point agenda for Deltans.

He listed the 5-point Agenda to include: Strategic wealth creation initiatives and provision of Jobs for all; Meaningful peace building platforms aimed at political/social stability; Agricultural reforms and industrialization; relevant health and education policies; Transformed environment through massive urban renewal (S.M.A.R.T).

While saying that “we have set out to build a more united and prosperous Delta State”, the governor thanked members of the transition committee for their commitment towards providing a road-map for his administration, disclosing that one of the surest ways of empowering the people will be through job opportunities.

He said “Deltans should be patient with us and be committed to the development of our state, we are committed to good governance and we will work hard to deliver on our electoral promises,” he said, promising to partner with Deltans and “people who will come to work in Delta State for the development of our state.”

Earlier, Prof. Oyovbaire stated, “although our findings highlight a rather disturbing outlook in the revenues and financial assets of the state, we believe that, if properly considered, approved and implemented, our recommendations would certainly provide valuable bases and platforms for recovery and subsequent enhancement of revenue and resource profiles of the state’s economy and good governance.”

“We are convinced Your Excellencies, about your credible political will, focus, grasp and dedication to navigate the murky waters of Delta State worrisome governance profile, society and political economy and to deliver on your political mandate and electoral promises,” he said disclosing that the report of the committee was in four volumes: “main report, report of the hand-over sub-committee, report of the various technical sub-committee and returns from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).”

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