We Will Be Paying Extra Attention To Empowerment Of Our Teeming Youth Population – NDDC Chairperson

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The Chairperson of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Ms Lauretta Onochie, has stated that extra attention would be paid to the empowerment of the teeming youth population in the Niger Delta region.

Onochie, who was inaugurated alongside other members of the Board of the Commission on Wednesday at Abuja by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Umana Okon Umana, made the commitment while delivering her acceptance speech.

She said, “Apart from the physical development of our region, we will be paying extra attention to the empowerment of our teeming youth population, equipping them with requisite skills to enable them to catch up with their peers in other parts of Nigeria and elsewhere.

“There’s no doubt that we have a huge task ahead of us. We ask for the support of Nigerians in general and the Niger Delta in particular.

“We ask that you give us a breathing space to generate great ideas that will bring about the desired change in the region. We are determined to do a great job.

“We are committed to the improvement of the economic and ecological well-being of our region. We are devoted to the prosperous future of the youths of the region. We will not fail. It’s a promise. but we ask that you give us the breathing space to do our job.

“We ask for your support, All and sundry so that we can deliver for the long-suffering people of the Niger Delta.”

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