Niger Delta Minister Promises to Empower Youths
…..Inspects Projects in Ondo State
The Minister of Niger Delta Development, Hon Engr. Abubakar Momoh, said the Ministry is planning to train and empower youths in the various states of the Niger Delta region in order to uplift the lives of the youths and ensure security.
Momoh, who disclosed this in Akure, Ondo state capital, during a courtesy visit on the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, said the government would continue to provide all necessary support and direction to youths in the Niger Delta region.
He said youths in the nine states of the Niger Delta would be taken care of in the empowerment scheme in different agriculture programmes and other life skills to create wealth and fight food insecurity in the region and the country at large.
He promised to deliver quality jobs by contractors in the region, saying the present administration under President Bola Tinubu would do many positive things in the Niger Delta.
According to him, “The change we are bringing is to make sure quality projects are delivered in the Niger Delta. Roads will be constructed to standard and specification, not construcring infrastructure that will wear away very soon.
“By the time we start to execute our empowerment programme, the youths will be happy. We will do some positive things. In the next four years, Nigeria will be transformed. The President takes seriously the security of lives and property.
“There is a huge gap between the rich and poor. The President wants to ensure an end to poverty and infrastructure. He is committed to providing infrastructure. All the nine states under our supervision will be taken care of.”
He also conveyed to the monarch that President Bola Tinubu’s government has set a clear course with eight presidential priority areas, which he enumerated. These priorities include food security, poverty alleviation, access to capital, economic growth, job creation, inclusivity, fairness, rule of law, and anti-corruption measures.
He emphasized that these priorities reflect a sincere commitment to addressing the long-standing challenges in the Niger Delta region and across the country.
Speaking, Oba Aladelusi thanked the Minister for visiting Niger Delta states to understand the people’s plight in the region.
The monarch expressed gratitude to the Minister for the visit to Niger Delta states to comprehend the people’s hardships.
Oba Aladelusi urged him to ensure the completion of all ongoing projects and the execution of new ones in the states.
He commended the government for its efforts to curb youth restiveness in the Niger Delta regions.
The monarch emphasized that development can only be achieved in an atmosphere of peace and harmony.
The minister inspected the renovated and upgraded Akure Town Hall, located in Phase 1, Akure South Local Government Area, Ondo State. This project was one of the initiatives undertaken by the ministry and was successfully commissioned last year.
He also inspected the construction of Iju Town Hall in Akure North and the construction of Ita-Ogbolu Town Hall, as well as the construction of Owo-Ute Road in Owo L.G.A.