Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Christian Oboh has prescribed strategic collaboration between development agencies on job creation and youth empowerment as recipe to the problem of unemployment in the Niger Delta region.
He stated this when the Managing Director of TINAPA BUSINESS RESORT, Arc. Bassey Ndem visited him in Port Harcourt.
Dr. Oboh disclosed that synergy and strategic partnership among stakeholders has become necessary since no single service provider has answer to the problem of job creation and youth empowerment in the region.
NDDC, he said was prepared to partner TINAPA in the task of delivering its mandate to the people but tasked the organization to redesign its package in line with youth empowerment and job creation.
Earlier Managing Director, TINAPA Business Resort, Arc Bassey Ndem had said they were in his office to seek more collaboration with the Commission emphasizing that NDDC is a major shareholder in the Resort.
In a related development a communication outfit with the core value of youths training in film production, radio/television and script writing “Forever Communication Limited” is to partner the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on youths training with a view to making them economically independent.
Speaking during a courtesy visit, Director of the outfit, Tariah Basoene noted that it was imperative that organizations support the Commission’s mission in the area of capacity building for youths in the region.
Responding, the Managing Director, Dr. Christian Oboh represented by the Director Youths, Sports, Culture and Women Affairs, Dr. Princewill Ekanim said the Commission has trained over five hundred youths in film production and script writing.
The NDDC Boss praised the decision of Nollywood stars to partner the Commission adding that youth’s development should not be left in the hands of government alone.