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Bayelsa commits to addressing youth unemployment

01 September 2014, 08:01Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, assured that his administration would not relent in current efforts aimed at creating jobs for the teeming youths in the state.

He noted with regret the increasing rate of unemployment around the world.

The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, described unemployment as a global phenomenon.

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He said amid the setback, his administration had employed more youths than other governments.

According to him, about 200 forestry guards from different local government areas had recently been engaged on the basis of equal representation.

He said in order to reduce the level of unemployment in the state,  the government also took the bold step to appoint a number of youths into positions of trust, besides the recent recruitment of 100 graduates and 1 000 non graduates into the Bayelsa Volunteers scheme.

Dickson also disclosed that he had also authorized the employment of science teachers to fast track and enhance the teaching of science subjects in all schools across the state.

“There are some employments we have authorized and let me assure you that we have employed more youths than a lot of governments have done," Dickson stated.

He pointed out that the situation was even more challenging for states like Lagos and Kano with populations of about 15 million.

- CAJ News


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