By Victor Bieni
Delta State Commissioner, Directorate of Youth Development, Hon. Ifeanyi Egwuyenga has tasked youths in the state on the need for self – improvement for economic self- Independence.
Hon. Egwuyenga made this call on Monday, 12th August during the one day seminar for youths entrepreneurs in the state while celebrating the International Youth Day in Asaba, Delta State Capital.
The occasion which drew youths across the 25 Local government areas of the state of the apex body, members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria ( NYCN) with different voluntary youth organizations, community youth leaders, Non-governmental organizations, Civil society organizations in attendance.
The United Nations has established a special day on every year, August 12th to celebrate young people all over the World to inspire them to make as difference in the Society, and refrain from social vices, by using their energy and enthusiasm towards community development.
The Youth Commissioner who is a product of Nnamdi Azikiwe University stated that Governor Okowa’s administration is geared towards empowering youths for effective job creation and advised the youths on the need to embrace self- Development for greater economic self-Independence, entrepreneurship Development and skill acquisition.
Hon. Commissioner who spoke alongside some other guest speakers which includes: Delta State Commissioner for information, Hon. Charles Aniagwu, The DG, Directorate of Orientation, Hon. Barr. Eugene Uzum, Executive Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties, Barr. Bridget Anyafulu, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Comrade Olisa Ifeajika, and other important dignitaries present.
To this end, the guest speakers admonished the youths to make entrepreneurial skills their watch-word and work hard in their chosen field to avoid over dependence on Government and create jobs for themselves in other to reduce unemployment in the state and Nigeria in general.
Some of the participants in an interview with our Reporter commended the state government’ initiative, and therefore harped on the he need for Government yo work more by reaching the grassroots, retrain the teachers and restructure the education curriculum towards the reality of encouraging entrepreneurship and skill development.