President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the creation of job opportunities for youths in the Niger Delta.
This is according to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Umana Umana, who spoke at the commissioning of a Multi-Skills Vocational Development Center in Edo State.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Olufunsho Adebiyi, the minister described the training facility as one of the gains of the Infrastructure Agenda of the Buhari administration.
“The project construction which was awarded in two phases, December 2020 and December 2021 respectively, was in pursuance of the Ministry’s mandate with the goal of training youths to acquire technical skills in the Niger Delta region that can be beneficial in transforming them into wealth and job creators,” the minister was quoted as saying in a statement by his spokesperson, Deworitshe Patricia.
“This commissioning is an eloquent testimony to the unwavering commitment of the Federal Government towards addressing the inequalities in the Niger Delta Region. I am certain that the construction which was handled by local and indigenous contractors has benefitted the communities through the employment opportunities created for the Youths.”
The minister said that the fully furnished and equipped facility incorporates an ICT centre; hairdressing salons; footwear design and tailoring studios; carpentry and catering workshops; outdoor exhibition space, as well as auxiliary offices with conveniences.
He also stated that similar centres are being developed by the Ministry in each of the nine states of the Niger Delta.