YOUTHS in Delta State have been enjoined to take advantage of the various skills acquisition programmes to train themselves in tandem with the Delta State Government’s job creation agenda.
The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah who was represented by the Ministry’s functioning Permanent Secretary, Mr Paul Osahor, made the call in Asaba during a courtesy visit by the members of the Self -Reliance Youth Organization, Delta State.
Ukah, who stressed the need for the teeming youths to acquaint themselves with skills in other fields, said that gone were the days of gainful living through white collar jobs, saying that there was a new awakening of skilled acquisition to develop oneself.
The Commissioner reiterated the Governor’s SMART Agenda that focuses on strategic wealth creation project and provision of jobs for all Deltans as the main focus of the Okowa administration through the relevant job creation policies geared towards ensuring sustainable training programmes that would empower youths in the state.
He equally complemented the group for their noble course in training and developing the youths in the society through skill acquisition and implored them not to rest on their oars, adding that the ministry would do its best to support their cause.
Speaking earlier, the National Coordinator, Self Reliance Youth Organisation, Mr Emeke Egwuanimkwu said that the group functions as a body that encourages
empowerment and had saddled itself with the responsibility of training willing youth in different skills to improve their contribution to the society.
Mr Egwuanimkwu said that the registration of the programme was free as any interested person would be trained in the field to sensitise them on need to be aware of what they should be and represent in the society.
He thanked the Commissioner for his love and encouraging interest in his duties to the people of the state through first hand information dissemination, even as he sought for the Ministry’s assistance to actualize the goals of the organisation.