Okowa’s Govt Partners with NGO on Youth Empowerment
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has vowed that his administration would partner with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) in order to empower youths through skill acquisition.
Governor Okowa stated this at the 10th Graduation ceremony and Commissioning of the Permanent Complex Phase 1 of Oasis of Hope Initiative in Ute-Okpu, lka North East Local Government Area of the state.
He said that government would continuously support youth empowerment and job creation initiatives in the state in line with his administration’s SMART Agenda.
According to him, “Government will encourage partnership with Non-governmental organizations in skill acquisition, l will asked my Chief Job Creation Officer, to liaise with this center and send some of its trainees here. it will help grow this center and increase the number of its students here.”
He charged well-to-do Nigerians to help bridge the gap between the rich and the poor by positively impacting on the lives of the youths and reduce crime in the society saying ” There is a wide gap between the rich and the poor in this country, we should learn to impact on the lives of others”
“There cannot be any better sacrifice for God than raising evangelist for God, you are not only empowering youths but also teaching them the ways of God to make them better citizens for the society. You the graduates should know that you are now ambassadors of the state, you must live your lives to succeed and also give hope to others.”
In a welcome address, Rev Thomas Ukwute, Chairman of the Oasis of Hope Initiative, explained that the motive of the initiative was to train and empower hopeless youths in the society, help them discover their God given potentials, restore their lives and contribute to their development.
While commending Governor Okowa for his support to the centre, Rev. Ukwute said that the school has 105 students in different departments of which 25 students where graduating from the different units.
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