WaffiTV:Previous Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has asked the Federal Government to study and receive the strengthening module of the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa.
Alhaji Abubakar who is the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 16, 2019 presidential election, decided on Thursday in Asaba at the second Job Creation Exhibition for beneficiaries of Skill Training and Entrepreneurship Program (STEP), Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship (YAGRP) and Graduates Employment Enhancement Program (GEEP) skill acquisition and pioneering programs of Governor Okowa’s administration.
As per Alhaji Abubakar who was represented at the occasion by his running mate, Mr Peter Obi, these wealth creation programs are reasonable and realistic and the Federal Government should visit Delta State to understudy the schemes and actualize them for the benefits of Nigerians and the speedy industrial upset of the nation.
The PDP Presidential flag bearer recognized Governor Okowa’s administration for the activity, assuring that his administration would explore sustainable means to make riches for Nigerians, saying, “I want to urge the Federal Government to come to Delta State to learn how to create jobs, trader money is wasteful as it does not create jobs; for peace to reign in Nigeria, we must create jobs for the youths as it is done in Delta State; this Delta State job creation projects not only train the youths but, mentor them, empower them and monitor them to be successful entrepreneurs; this is what we will do for our youths when we take over government.”
Governor Okowa had in an address, said, “after three full cycles of implementing these flagship programmes, I can boldly say that we have inched closer towards our goal of a more prosperous, diversified and resilient economy.”
“There is no better evidence of this assertion than the scores of previously unemployed youths who have become successful entrepreneurs and are here today to exhibit their products and services,” he stated, adding, “4, 253 previously unemployed youths have become business owners across various skills areas, notably, Catering, Event Management, Beauty Services, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Processing, Food Packaging, Tiling, Plumbing, Electrical Installations, among others.’
While taking note that the job creation efforts of his administration is a resounding success, Okowa saluted the beneficiaries of the program for the success stories assuring that the quantity of beneficiaries of his programs will triple in the following four years.
Chairman, steering board of trustees on job creation in the state, Mr Kingsley Emu, said thanks to Governor Okowa for his promise to job creation for Deltans while the Chief Job Creation officer in the state, Prof. Eric Eboh asked Deltans to patronize the exhibitionist as the exhibition will last for two days.