9 December 2012

Nigeria: NDDC Plans New Youth Empowerment Schemes

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is designing new programmes that would help in building the capacity of youths with a view to engaging them in meaningful activities.

The Managing Director, Dr. Christian Oboh, disclosed this when he received the Speaker and other executive members of the Nigerian Youth Parliament at the Commission's Headquarters in Port Harcourt.

The NDDC boss underscored the importance of youths in the socio-economic and political development of any country, assuring that the Commission would continue to initiate programmes that would equip the youths for future challenges.

He said "we have programmes designed for the youths running into millions of naira but we need to fine-tune them for better results. We are, therefore, focusing on areas that will give us maximum benefit and impact positively on our youths".

While advising the Youth Parliament to remain focused on their goals, Oboh charged youths of Niger Delta to direct their energies to productive ventures rather than militancy.

Speaker of the Youth Parliament, Hon. Abdullahi Maibasira, commended the Board and management of the NDDC for embarking on people-oriented projects in its quest for a developed Niger Delta region.

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