Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has assured women organizations of the state government’s partnership in a bid to move the state forward.
Mr. Ukah gave this assurance when he played host to the Elegant Ladies Club of Asaba in his office on Friday.
The Commissioner stated that government need associations like the Elegant Ladies Club to form an interface between government and the people, saying that such body would be able to relate government activities and programmes to the communities.
He specially praised the club for the various initiatives for the education and welfare of the girl-child, stating that there is need to give the girl-child what she needs to develop, even as he stated that the Okowa administration is poised to rejuvenating the state’s technical education schools to help the youths acquire needed vocations and skills that will enable them become self-employed and employers of labour instead of waiting for white collar job that are not available.
Mr. Ukah also urged the club to create awareness and sensitize the communities of the various government programmes which include STEP, YAGEP and GEEP aimed at creating jobs for the teaming unemployed youths in the state which are in line with the initiatives of the Elegant Ladies Club of Asaba.
He promised to give the club adequate publicity on the various activities lined up for the Annual General Meeting coming up very soon.
Earlier, the President of the Club, Mrs. Vivian Okolo, thanked the state government for its laudable programmes and activities to promote the welfare of the girl-child in the state, even as she solicited for financial assistance to enable the club complete its various projects in the state.
She had in her address stated that the club is building a Civic Centre, along Ibusa Road, which will have a multi-purpose hall, a multi-purpose library, a gym, a computer centre, and a skill acquisition center to cater for the girl-child.
Highpoint of the visit was the presentation of Veracity Magazine to the members of the club by Mr. Patrick Ukah.
Present at the occasion include the functioning Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Paul Osahor, the Director of Publication and Printing, Mr. Dona Obuseh, the Director of Planning Research and Statistics, Mr. Kinglsey Olomukoro, the Director of Administration, Mr. Frank Akpoku, the Director of Finance and Account, Mr. Dominic Omogbesiayeh, the Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Mr. Christopher Nwaoboshi and the Media Assistant to the Commissioner, Mr. Sam Ijeh.