The Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC has reinstated its commitment towards training youths of the Niger Delta in businesses and investments in the non oil sector of the Nigerian economy. The aim is to expose the youths in diverse business opportunities abound in the sector.
The Special Assistant on Youth Matters to the Managing Director of the NDDC, Mr George Turner, disclosed this in a statement released yesterday and made available to the press. Turnah spoke ahead of the summit on Investment and Business Development for the youths of the region, which kicks-off today in Portharcourt at the Presidential Hotel. The theme of the summit is “Expanding the Niger Delta investment and business frontiers for National transformation: After Oil what next”.
The summit which is expected to attract hundreds of youths from the region would be chaired by Eng. Dr Ezekiel Olajide, chairman Board of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency. Others expected at the summit include Hon Kingsley Kuku, Presidential Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs.
Turnah said that the present administration of the commission was determined not only to empower the youths of the region but also introduce them to diverse business opportunities that would impact on their wellbeing positively. He urged youths of the region to continue to embrace peace, and take advantage of the opportunities being provided by the NDDC to become self employed.
- Niger Delta Youth Employment: NDDC organizes summit to chart the way forward (transformationwatch.com)