The Chief Job and Wealth creation Officer, Delta State, Prof. Eric Eboh has disclosed that over 6,000 youths have been trained and empowered through Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme (YAGEP) in the state.
Eboh who stated this in Asaba said the beneficiaries of the 2020/2021 programme cycle covered 1,000 beneficiaries comprising 654 STEPreneurs and 346 YAGEPreneurs, including 25 Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).
He said, “All the 1,000 beneficiaries here have been duly trained in occupational, entrepreneurial and business skills. Also, they have been given starter packs and shop rent support (in the case of STEPreneurs) or support packages and cash support for critical farm operations (in the case of YAGEPreneurs).
“Altogether, the job creation programmes; STEP and YAGEP have trained and empowered 6,074 beneficiaries from 2016 to date.
“I am happy that the job creation programme we started in 2016 has yielded a good result. As of today, we make many youths millionaires ”
He said the beneficiaries were given starter packs and support packages in batches upon successful completion of all the phases of training and fulfilling the eligibility requirements.
Meanwhile, over 20 people living with disabilities among the beneficiaries have applauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for taking them out of poverty with his job creation programme.
They pleaded with the governor to ensure that the programme continued to accommodate more of their people.
Businessman Shot Dead By Gunmen In Onitsha One Month To His Wedding
A Businessman has died after he was shot by gunmen in Anambra state just hours after he was seen partying with friends, NaijaCover Reports.
The man, identified simply as KC, was seen at the mall On, March 27th, with his fiancée before he was killed.
He was also seen on the same day with his fiancée and friends at a traditional wedding at Aguluzigbo in Anaocha, Anambra State.
He was killed later on Sunday evening, March 27, with his fiancée present.
Gunmen attacked him and he refused to let go of his Venza so he was shot and the men made away with the car.
He was supposed to get married to his fiancée in April, during the Easter holiday.
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I’m Married But I Want To Help My Ex Financially
I ended the relationship with My ex due to her bad characters. And then I later got married.
While we were dating I wanted to get my ex a place for her to stay due to d fact Dat she doesn’t have anywhere to go when she graduates.
Both of her parents are divorced and remarried with kids. She can’t go back to her father’s house because he harrases her sexually and his wife his not welcoming. She can’t go to her mother’s house cus her stepfather won’t agree. During d time we were dating she was staying with me for this reason but as soon as she got into school her character changed so I ended it all.
Now think of her predicament I’m thinking of getting her d house I promised so as for her not to go back to her dad’s house. I have the money to do it that’s not a problem.
I’m still having second thoughts though. Abi Make I just use my money package myself
OKOWA ASSURES NDOKWA PEOPLE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION’S COMMITMENT TO THEIR WELL-BEING
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Friday (today) reassured the people of Ndokwa nation that his administration will remain fair and just to the area with respect to the distribution of the dividends of democracy
The Governor, who was speaking when the leadership of Ikolobie Ndokwa paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Asaba, said the perceived marginalisation of the Ndokwa nation was only an imagination of a few individuals bent on polluting the minds of Ndokwa people in order to discredit his administration.
He cited the Beneku bridge and road project, as well as the Kwale Industrial Park as key development initiatives of the state government, which on completion, would change the narrative of underdevelopment of Ndokwa land, emphasizing that things would soon get better for that part of the state.
While assuring that the projects, and indeed others initiated by his administration across the state, would be completed before the end of his tenure of office, Senator Okowa thanked Ndokwa youths for their peaceful disposition, which had aided the smooth execution of projects in the area.
The Governor commended one of his aides, Honourable Nnamdi Ezechi, for diligently serving the interest of youths, particularly of the Ndokwa nation, noting that he had always carried the youths along and vigorously sensitizing them on government policies and programmes.
Okowa, who announced the approval of five Special Assistant slots for the visiting youths, stated that Ndokwa sons holding key positions in his cabinet had contributed immensely to the success story of his administration and promised to continue to partner with people of the area in his determination to finish strong.
Earlier, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Ikolobie Ndokwa and Executive Assistant to the Governor on Youth Development, Honourable Nnamdi Ezechi, who led the delegation, thanked me Governor for all he had been doing for the people of Ndokwa nation, citing the execution of key projects, including the ongoing Beneku bridge and road project, the Kwale Industrial Park, as well as the appointment of Chief Fidelis Tilije, Chief Festus Ochonogor, Chief Chika Ossai and Sir Monday Onyeme to key positions in government.
Also speaking, the President General of Ikolobie Ndokwa, Comrade Anslem Nzete and spokesperson for the group, Comrade Fidelis Azaka, urged the Governor to prevail on the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to increase the quantum of oil and gas in Ndokwa land in view of the huge reserves of the natural resources in the area, among other requests.
While pledging continued support for the state government, the duo disclosed plans by the group to embark on a sensitization tour of all the wards in Ndokwa land ahead of the 2023 elections.