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Delta seeks UN partnerships to create wealth

21 January 2016, 09:03

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 creation programme.

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 youths.

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


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