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Bayelsa Commissioner Lauds Skills Acquisition Program For Young Girls




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(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson on Thursday re-echoed the Restoration Government’s effort at creating massive opportunities for young people in the state.

He said the recent employment of 1,000 people into the state civil service and the huge investment it has made in the education sector is a solid evidence of the deliberate effort it has made to secure the future of young Bayelsans.

The Commissioner made this assertion when he visited a skill acquisition centre in Yenagoa to encourage young girls who have been enrolled to learn various skills such as shoe making, baking and tailoring.

Iworiso-Markson expressed joy seeing the girls acquiring various skills which he noted will transform their lives and make them self reliant as well as stay away from social vices and illicit conduct.

The Government spokesman urged the girls to put what they have learnt into practice,  promising to provide some form of support to ensure they start up their own businesses immediately after the training program.

“I am really excited coming here and seeing what is happening. With programs like this, we will have a reduction in teenage pregnancy and social vices in the state. I want to encourage you all to take this training serious.

“You all are the future of Bayelsa and the future millionaires if willing to work hard. This opportunity you have now will determine that. For us as government we have been trying with the investment we are making in education and the recent employment of 1,000 people. Am sure most of you are aware of what we have done in St. Judes.

“I want to thank the organizers for this program. In my own little way i will support this girls by providing little start-ups to enable them kick off their own industry” Iworiso-Markson said.

In her remarks, Cynthia Oye, the CEO of Procot Management Concepts, organizers of the skills acquisition  program said it is aimed at developing the capacity of young girls.


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