Okowa Task Youths on SMART Agenda

The Delta state governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has tasked youths in the state to key into the SMART agenda of the government in order for the state to achieve its prosperity promise to Deltans.
This call was made on Saturday, September 19, 2015 by the representative of the governor, Bishop Greatman Nmalagu, the Executive Assistant to the governor on Religious Matters, at Ethiope West LGA, during the 2015 Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) youth wing celebration, at St. Felix Catholic Church, Oghara.
The governor told the youths that every programme under the SMART agenda is geared towards achieving “Prosperity for all Deltans”, and the youths should key into the programmes through proper preparation.
According to him “The Delta youth, now that you are young, be properly prepared to avoid dangerous future, as proper preparation prevent poor performance, and proper performance brings prosperity.” He said.
Bishop Nmalagu, speaking further on behalf of the governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa said that the government is set to achieve that prosperity for all Deltans, and to ensure successful implementation, the government started by preparing the youths through the various skill acquisition training programmes for self-employment, empowerment of farmers and traders through the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) loans, aimed at providing jobs.
Bishop Nmalagu told the youths that their activities in the state should be within the ambit of the law, by always doing all that will help the government to achieve her programmes.
“All that you know, that can promote prosperity, do it, avoid all form of criminal activities, most especially cultism. These will not promote prosperity”. He said.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Delta State Chapter of the Youth wing of CAN, Mr Greg Anibor-Agimor, in his address thanked the state governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa for lifting the ban placed on all youth activities in Oghara and the entire Ethiope East LGA, and prayed for the successful tenure of the present government.
This year’s CAN youths wing celebration with the theme: I will Rise and Go to My Father”, had the state CAN Chairman Revd. Dr. Gideon Oyibo as the Guest Lecturer. And he encouraged the Christian youths to not look away from God in all their doings
The occasion was attended by Christian youths in the state and other important dignitaries in government and private sector.