Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has inaugurated members of the newly established Centre for Youth Development at the state banquet hall in Yenagoa.
The Governor, during the inauguration, tasked the Chairman and other members with the duty of formulating programmes aimed at training and retraining Bayelsa youths on various skills which will help in keeping the youths off the streets.
The newly inaugurated Chairman of the Bayelsa Centre for Youth Development, Ekibabowei Victor Ben, who is an ex Niger Delta agitator popularly known as “Boy Loaf” while appreciating the Governor for the opportunity to serve, assured people of Bayelsa that the youth centre would replicate the methods used by the Federal Amnesty Programme and he was sure this would produce much result.
Also, in a related development, the newly inaugurated President of the Ijaw Youth Council, Udengs Eradiri, and other members of his cabinet were presented to Governor Dickson by the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Kinsley Kuku.
While presenting the IYC executives, Mr. Kuku applauded Governor Dickson’s commitment to furthering the cause of Ijaw people.
The IYC President, Udengs Eradiri, who also praised the stance of the Governor on issues that bother on the progress of the Ijaws said that the National Conference and the 2015 re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan were the foremost priorities of the IYC.
The Governor charged the IYC to work towards achieving more unity amongst the Ijaws, especially the youths.