125 Entrepreneurship Graduates from Delta to Undergo Completion Proficiency Test

DELTA/Nigeria: Job creation assessors have been called on to maintain high standard in assessing the competence of the state government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP) graduates in the Completion Proficiency Test (CPT). The Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh, made the call during a meeting between the Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer and STEP trainers/assessors in Asaba to discuss the scheduled Completion Proficiency Test (CPT) for the second batch of 2019/2020 Cycle STEP graduates who recently completed their training. Prof Eric Eboh represented by…

DTSG Establishes Business Enterprises for Step Graduates

One of the Beneficiaries of the Delta State Government Business Empowerment Programme By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government has commenced the handing out of starter packs to 2019/2020 Cycle graduates of its Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) to establish them in their chosen businesses. The handing out of starter packs to the beneficiaries was approved after they were certified by the Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer, having completed the training and passed the Completion Proficiency Test meritoriously. The establishment with starter packs which began yesterday…

COVID-19: Facebook Supports African SMB’s Virtually

JOHANNESBURG/South Africa:  Facebook has announced that all its Economic Impact Programmes will be offered virtually as the platform seeks to equip small businesses with digital marketing skills to help them stay open, connect with and acquire new customers to survive challenges presented by Coronavirus. Facebook’s Economic Impact Programmes include Boost with Facebook currently implemented in 11 African countries, targeting over 41,000 small businesses, SheMeansBusiness available in Nigeria, South Africa and Senegal reaching 7,500 participants, Digify Pro offered in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa with 230 participants and Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme…

DTSG Begins First Round Of Step Business, Entrepreneurship Training

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ASABA/Nigeria: The Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer has begun its first round of Entrepreneurship and Business Management Training (EBMT) for STEP beneficiaries in the 2019/2020 Programme Cycle. The three-day EBMT which began today in Asaba would be attended by the first batch of graduating Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme trainees in Decoration and Event Management; Catering and Confectionery; PoP, Screed-Making and Painting; Production of Cleaning Agents, and Hairdressing, Makeover and Braiding. Addressing the beneficiaries, the Coordinator of STEP in the Office of the Chief Job…

“HELP THE SMART WORKER” CONTEST: Ms. Naomi Emerges Winner for the Month of May

Ms. Naomi Duke PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A winner has emerged in the May 2020 edition of the “Help the Smart worker” competition, organized by political pressure group, the Princewill’s Political Associates (PPA) specifically for entrepreneurs, youths and residents of Rivers State who are engaged in small, micro and medium business ventures and all forms of smart work in the state. The monthly prize is a cash grant of N150, 000.00. The contest which is a brainchild of the PPA leader, Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill is also intended to encourage residents of…

Opone Rates Okowa’s Administration High in Human Capital Development

High Chief Johnson Opone LAGOS/Nigeria: A renowned chattered accountant, and the President General of the apex body of the Ndokwa Nation, Ndokwa Neku Union, NNU, High Chief Johnson Opone, had rated the administration of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa high, especially in human capital development. Chief Opone who was commenting on the administration of Okowa in the past five years, in an interview with Ndokwa Reporters, as he marks his one year anniversary of his second tenure today, May 29, 2020, said that the focus of the government in the area of…

Skill Acquisition: Delta Graduates 90 from Centre

Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga (left) presenting a Starter pack to one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Nelly Nancy, at the just concluded Delta Fabric (Akwa-Ocha/Akwa-Oma) training Programme, which held at the Accelerated Delta Innovation (Leather works/Shoemaking Factory) Issele-Uku, Delta State. ASABA/Nigeria: The poverty alleviation programme of Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, received a boost with the graduation of 90 indigenes trained in the production of native attire popularly known as “Akwa-Ocha’’. Speaking at the ceremony, Commissioner for Youths Development in the state, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwuyenga, disclosed…

Gertrude Job Creation: YAGEP Beneficiaries Assure Food Security in Delta

A Cross Section Of Beneficiaries In Crop Production In Ibusa. By Gertrude Onyekachukwu ASABA/Nigeria: More beneficiaries of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) have continued to receive farm input/support package to boost food production in the state. The beneficiaries who are of the 2019/2020 Cycle included YAGEPreneurs in Piggery, Poultry, Fish Production and Crop Production. With 259 youth farmers in the 2019/2020 Cycle, the state government is poised to give greater attention to Agriculture to ensure food security, job and wealth creation and to ensure economic stability…

A Crayfish Seller and Theatre Arts Graduate Wins “Help the Hard Worker” Contest

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: A crayfish seller and Theatre Arts graduate from the Imo State University, Miss Nneoma Uzoka has emerged winner of the March 2020 edition of the “Help the Hard worker” monthly competition organized by a non-governmental organization, Princewill’s Trust for entrepreneurs, youths and Rivers residents who are engaged in micro business ventures and all forms of hard work in Rivers State. A statement made available to journalists today by Princewill’s Trust titled “April Fools day Message for a March Winner” explained that unlike many beneficiaries of April Fools jokes,…

Okowa’s Aides Move Delta Poly Students To Seek Skills As Govt Jobs Become Competitive

OZORO/Nigeria: Following the lack of jobs in Nigeria and the need to acquaint Nigerian students with requisite skills that could make them self-reliant and possibly job creators, two special assistants to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Ovie Success Ossai and Okoh Ezekiel Oghenetega, on recently held an event for students of Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro with a view to transforming their minds from total dependence on government jobs to acquiring skills for self-satisfaction. Although the participating students were majorly undergraduate students, the event, according to the organisers and the different guest speakers,…