erhitakeDelta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has disclosed that his administration would emphasis on skill acquisition and entrepreneurship so as to reduce youth employment.

Speaking at a Thanksgiving Service at the First Baptist Church, Oghara at the weekend held in honour of Hon. Erhiatake Ibori, Legislator representing Ethiope West Local Government Area, Governor Okowa said that his administration would create conducive environment for skill acquisition, entrepreneurship and youth empowerment in order to create more job opportunities and engage Deltans.

He explained that giving the present financial challenges in the country the state government cannot  employ everybody into the state civil service adding that ”when technical and entrepreneur skills are developed and nurtured it will become easier to attain micro credit support, create employment outside government and the state economy will improve”.

While charging political leaders to use their positions to serve humanity, Senator Okowa said they should serve with humility, truth, justice as well as endure challenges that would come with their positions in order to bring dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

 “Whatever we are, once we hold on to God and put Him first, he lays the foundation for us to succeed. We should not allow the grace given us by God to be wasted because we will be accountable to God for the service we rendered on the last day”, the governor said.

Sen. Okowa expressed confidence that Hon. Erhiatake Ibori would represent her constituency well stressing that she has passion for her people and has supported them in the past through her people oriented programmes.

Earlier, the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Rev. Godspower Iweh in a sermon explained that God’s grace was not given for self proclamation but for a purpose which was to serve Him and his people “God gives us grace for a purpose and the moment we deviate from His purpose, God’s glory leaves us. Whatever you are called to do, you must do it accordingly


  1. gov. okowa most make sure dat d proposed Delta State skill acquisition programme should not be d inheritance of PDP members only but all deltans.bcos unemployment has no political affiliation.

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