RSG Trains 50 Youths On Skills


The Rivers State Government, in partnership with Global Jobs for Industrial Development, has trained over 50 Rivers youths on various technical and vocational skills.
The skills include, plumbing, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), catering, fashion design and interior/exterior decoration.
The rest are; agriculture, industrial welding, crane operations, scaffolding, pipe fitting, oil and gas as well as electrical technology.
The Director of Administration, Rivers State Ministry of Youth Development, Mr.Godspower Ordu, who flagged off the training in Port Harcourt, said that the programme was part of the effort of the present administration to improve the conditions of the economic opportunities available to the youth in the state.
Ordu, further said that the training would help to check restiveness in the state as well as improve the economic lives of the beneficiaries and their families.
He also enjoined them to make judicious use of the training to improve their lives, adding that if youth are meaningfully engaged, the rate of crime will be reduced in the society.
Also speaking, the Director, Youth Mobilisation, Ministry of Youth Development, Mrs Rhuoma Kejeh said that the ministry was on the drive to change the narrative about Rivers youth who were perceived as being lazy.
Kejeh also urged youth in the state to change their attitude by getting involved in things that are productive.
In his lecture, the Director, Youth Enterprise Development and Promotion, Mr. Christian Bogba described small businesses as the bedrock of major economies in the world.
Bogba also called for the inclusion of entrepreneurship training in the school curriculum.