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”AFTER OIL WHAT NEXT?” Summit kicks off, as NDCC restates commitment to empowering Niger Delta Youths

A cross section of participants at the summit

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.

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3 thoughts on “”AFTER OIL WHAT NEXT?” Summit kicks off, as NDCC restates commitment to empowering Niger Delta Youths

  1. it was only met for a few persons,and that wrong.

    Posted by steven afekafe | June 21, 2012, 2:34 pm
  2. After oil, is. Youth Empowerment we r far backward in times of education, and business, unemployed.. The Good people of NDDc should please use these medium to make ends meet in the Niger Delta Region.. And also kingsley Kuku should pls put Heads with the president to see hw they can Resolve the Armnesty phase 3 Approval.. And send every Body to training! Its our right they should give us..

    Posted by Tobon Lucky | June 21, 2012, 3:23 pm
  3. This is a political propaganda, the invitation was restricted to some therefore I do hereby say that NDDC Management and the Federal Government should know that the so called Summit is full of people above 18 – 45 years of age thus, it was not a Youths summit .
    In otherwords, I also stand to say that, if youth groups are invited it was politically motivated and monopolised to empower the friends and loyal family members of the publishers.
    Why can’t they publish it for people to register online for them to do as they often do during other programmes.


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