By Festus Ahon
ASABA—AS part of efforts to create jobs for the unemployed, Delta State Government, yesterday, empowered 540 youths with starter packs worth millions of naira under its Skill Training Entrepreneurship Programme, STEP.
The youths who were empowered in three categories, ranging from computer hardware programme, fashion and design, and electrical installation, were issued with the necessary working tools in their respective areas of trade.
Speaking during the empowerment ceremony, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said that the state government would monitor them through its post graduate monitoring programme, adding that it was their commitment that would make them succeed and not the starter packs.
He said that the success story of the prosperity for all Deltans initiative will be dependent on their individual breakthrough in their areas of trade.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Government, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, on infrastructural development with North China Construction Company.