Youth Development: Group Visit Delta State
A delegation of the Nigeria/US Bi-National Commission on Niger Delta is in Delta state to rob minds with the state government on how to redirect the energy of youths into productive ventures.
The leader of the delegation and an under Secretary in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador O. Kuku said the visit became necessary because the Niger Delta region has become the window through which the world assessed and rated Nigeria.
Mr. Kuku said that any crisis in the region would have negative impact on the country and urged stakeholders in the region to take steps which could ameliorate the problem in the region.
He said the commission has visited Rivers and Bayelsa states and was impressed with measures being taken to bring succour to the people.
The leader of the delegation who said that United States of America was interested in contributing towards the development of the Niger Delta region, stressed said such contribution would depended on how peaceful the region was.
Ambassador Kuku therefore called on the people of Niger Delta to eschew all forms of restiveness to allow peace reign in the area.
In his remarks the state governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan said his administration has achieved peace and brought succour to the people through his three point Agenda.
Dr Uduaghan said the youths have been engaged and empowered through the micro credit scheme adding that a centre for skill acquisition has been established at Amukpe for the youths.
He promised to continue to partner with any organization that has interest in the Niger Delta to enable the region improve the socio economic wellbeing of the people.