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Bayelsa Deputy gov lauds Defence Hqtrs over youth devt

By Samuel Oyadongha

Yenagoa—Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John-Jonah (retd), has hailed the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, for initiating a programme to encourage young persons, especially secondary school students, to take up careers in the military.

•Seriake Dickson & John Jonah during a campaign
•Seriake Dickson & John Jonah during a campaign

He stated this in Yenagoa, when a delegation of military officers from Defence Headquarters paid him a courtesy visit.

He said that the idea of visiting secondary schools to give a career talk about the military was a welcome development.

The deputy governor said it was a similar visit to his school in the mid 70s by some military officers that encouraged him to pick up a career in the Nigerian Navy.

He also advised them to emphasise the issue of teenage pregnancy and its attendant draw-backs so that female students would be careful and serious with their studies, stressing that he was happy that very
young officers were part of the team.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Air Commodore Edward Johnson, told the deputy governor that the team was in the state to visit three schools to enlighten students on how to make a career in the military.

According to him, they were in the state to educate young students on ways to access the internet to obtain forms for enrolment into the military, emphasizing that the forms were free.


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