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Youths clamours for non-oil economy

09 December 2013, 15:25Daramola G. Oluwatunba

Delta - A sociocultural group under the aegis of Delta Youths for Good Governance (DYGG) said Nigeria can do better if well diversified from relying solely on oil driven economy.

Comrade Avinyeze Peter, president of the group stated this in a communiqué jointly signed by the group’s Secretary-General, Hon.

Efejuku Victor and made available to journalists at the weekend in Warri said nation’s of the world strived on pluralized economy thereby urging both federal and state government to dived into areas of tourisms, mine, and a productive agro-driven economy.

Comrade Avinyeze cited the pilot initiative of the Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan in his “Delta beyond Oil”, saying such initiative will enable concrete long-term economy planning for the development of the state.

“No nation can function effectively in a strict mono-economy and so the initiation of the “Delta beyond Oil” initiative is proof that the governor mean well for Deltans; especially the teeming youth and generations yet unborn”, he noted.

Comrade Avinyeze avail that with the one billion naira earmarked by the state governor for agricultural and small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) youths should take advantage of this by becoming self employed.

The group therefore called on all Deltans especially the youths to support the “Delta beyond Oil” initiative by making themselves available for the various empowerment programmes in the state.


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