Abuja - Delta State has assured the United
Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) of partnerships in the area
of entrepreneurship and skill acquisition.
This is in line with his administration’s job and wealth
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa gave the assurance in Asaba where
he hosted Phillippe Scholtes, Managing Director of Programmes Development and
Technical Cooperation Division at UNIDO.
Okowa said there were various areas the state government
would like to partner with UNIDO in creating job and wealth for its teeming
This is aside the shoe and leather works production which
has reached advanced stage between the UNIDO and the Delta State government.
He said the state government was ready to also, partner
with UNIDO in the area of agro-business, especially aqua-culture, palm and
cassava production and processing.
“We will co-operate with you beyond what we are doing
now," said Okowa.
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"We believe that we must find ways of re-orientating
our youths to make them embrace agriculture and skill acquisition as means of
creating jobs and wealth,” Okowa said
He reiterated the need to ensure people acquire skills
that would make them job and wealth creators.
Okowa commended UNIDO for its industrialization
programmes stating that, they were in line with his administration’s SMART
agenda of job and wealth creation.
He observed that UNIDO had laudable programmes aimed at
empowering the people which his administration would key into.
UNIDO provides technical services to government to ensure
inclusive and sustainable industrial growth.
Scholtes said they were in Asaba to facilitate
the early take off of the shoe and leather manufacturing centre in Issele-Uku.
- CAJ News