We Will Boost Youth Empowerment, Says NDDC Boss

The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Engr Emmanuel Audu-Ohwavborua, has re-stated the commitment of the Commission to support programmes and projects that empower youths of the Niger Delta region. Speaking at the Commission's headquarters in Port Harcourt, when he hosted and formally presented car keys of a 2022 Kia Picanto to the winner of the Niger Delta Talent Hunt, NIDETH, Elvis Uchenna Igwe, Audu-Ohwavborua stated that the Commission will help the youths to develop their creative talents.

He said: "This is part of the capacity building programmes which the commission does to showcase the great creative talents in the region." 


Speaking further, he called on the news media to publicise projects of the Commission which he noted were mostly in the rural areas out of the view of the general public.


He said: "Most of the things done by the NDDC are not seen because they are in the interior.  All we seek is collaboration from all stakeholders."

Also speaking, the NDDC Director Youth and Sports, Mr. Offiong Ephraim, said that the Commission placed premium on regular engagements with youths of the Niger Delta region.

He said: “The Niger Delta Talent Hunt is a youth development programme aimed at harnessing the entertainment potential of the Niger Delta youths. Talented youths from the nine Niger Delta States participated in the auditions, which took place in Edo, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states.”

Ibitoye Abosede, Ph.D.

Director, Corporate Affairs

October 28, 2022.

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