He revealed this today when the Chairman and members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee of the National Economic Council (NEC) led by the Chairman and Commissioner for Finance, Akwa-Ibom State, Mr. Akan Okon visited him at Government House, Asaba.
According to him, a lot is being done in the state on behalf of the Federal Government in making sure that youths are busy with important engagements in skills and entrepreneurship programmes.
He added that the engagement had yielded lots of positive results as oil facilities are now more secure in the state.
His words, “I am glad you are here today because we have discussed this at the Governors’ Forum on the need for the Committee to go round the various states and am also sure you have been to some other states because am quite aware that the Committee has visited some states of the Federation.
“It is our hope that during your stay in Delta State that you will be able to monitor issues as it affects the resolutions taken and also to take special note of programmes that we are carrying out in this state which have to a very large extent impacted on the youths very positively and to ensure that through that process we have been able to continue to engage the youths and that has also enabled us to have a more peaceful environment in the state for development.
“There is no doubt we are in very difficult times and we need the cooperation of all , particularly our youths for us to be able to move forward in terms of achieving peace and security in the nation.
“Here in Delta, a lot is being done in terms of empowering the youths with skills and in entrepreneurship programmes for which we started from the very beginning of our administration in 2015.
“A lot is being done by the state on behalf of the Federal Government is trying to ensure that we also secure the facilities of the oil companies and therefore through that process of engagement with the youths we have been able to ensure that the levels of destructions that we witnessed in the past are no longer the order of the day.”
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