Delta State Trained and Empowered Business Owners as for International Recognition from Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Some of the beneficiaries of the Delta State Trained and Empowered Entrepreneurs under the aegis of STEP/YAGEP has appealed  to the Delta State Government to grant them special interventions to help upscale their businesses to international level. STEPreneur Stephen Illoba made the appeal in an interview in his fashion home in Asaba, Stephen Africa. While affirming that many of the STEPreneurs and YAGEPreneurs were doing well, he observed that they require huge capital to expand their businesses. “I am planning to go into exportation of my products. The reason…

Ochor Ochor Foundation Doles Out N5M Naira to Market Women in Ukwuani

By Nkechi Odumosor OBIARUKU/Nigeria: The Ochor Ochor Foundation had dole out the sum of N5 million Naira to members of the Market Women Association, Ukwuani Local Government Chapter as part of its efforts to encourage the women in their trades, in an event held at Obiaruku, on Friday, October 2, 2020. The event was the second phase of the foundations empowerment programme to the people of  Ukwuani, after the first one held in December, 2019, when 22 Girls and Women were empowered with different equipments in the area of Hairdressing, Tailoring and…

Destiny a Fish seller wins Princewill ‘Hard Worker’ Award for September

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: After a keenly contested month, a fish seller, Destiny Abraham Nelson, has emerged winner of the monthly Princewill Trust help the hard worker competition put together by the hard working team of the Princewills Trust. A Rivers State based one hundred level student of the University of Uyo, who turned fish seller to enable her pay her school fess, emerged the winner of the September, 2020 edition, after a very well contested competition, beating Nimi Jack and Oscar Nyesom to win the N100,000 cash prize. A statement from…

Skill Acquisition, Panacea To Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction, Says Nwankwo

OKPANAM/Nigeria: Skill acquisition by youths and women, especially those with no other means of livelihood, has been described as key economic and income generation mechanism geared towards unraveling issues of poverty and unemployment in the society. The CEO/ Coordinator, Kems Beauty Skill Acquisition Centre, Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area , Ms Nkem Nwankwo , who stated this during the 11th Graduation Ceremony of her trainees, said that the objective of establishing the centre was to make several jobless youths and women , self reliant. Ms. Nwankwo, an Entrepreneur, recalled that…

DTSG Screens 253 Candidates for GEEP

ASABA/Nigeria: A one-day screening exercise has been conducted for candidates who applied for the Delta State Government’s Graduates Employment Enhancement Programme (GEEP). The screening exercise which took place simultaneously in Asaba and in Warri, was organised by the State’s Job Creation Office and had in attendance 253 shortlisted candidates out of the over ten thousand persons who applied for the programme online. Speaking for the job creation office, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Wealth Creation and the GEEP Coordinator, Mr Chukwuka Osumili, said that the screening exercise…

DTSG Retest, Empower 26 of Batch 3 STEP Graduates

By Nkechi Odumosor ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government had in its quest to empower more youths in the state through its Skill Training and Entrepreneurship Programme, STEP, has retested some of the trainees of the Batch 3 graduatuants,  who failed in the proficiency test that will qualify them to be given start kits and cash for takeoff. At the event which was held at the office of the State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, off Marian Banbagida Way, today September 25, 2020, the beneficiaries numbering 26,  were given start…

Delta Invites Applicants as Enumerators for Enterprise Empowerment Programme

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government in partnership with the Bank of Industry, (BOI), is inviting applications from unemployed graduates resident in the 25 local government areas of the state. A statement endorsed by the State Director of Information, Mr Dona Obuseh, said qualified applicants will serve as Delta State Enumerators for Enterprise Empowerment Programmes (DSEEP). According to the statement, the exercise is for Deltans resident in the state and within the age range of 24-35 years. The statement said interested applicants are expected to log into the application portal https//boi-agents.plax.ng/register-097465…

Delta govt. will sustain women, Girl-Child Empowerment – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday re-affirmed that his administration would  sustain the empowerment of women and the girl-child to engender the uplifting of families’ economies and peace in the state. The governor gave the assurance at the opening of a three-day Girls Entrepreneurship and Skills Training (GEST) programme for 450 girls at the Indoor Sports Hall of Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. He explained that girl-child empowerment was the process of uplifting the economic and social status of “traditionally under-privileged girls in a male-dominated social construct (patriarchy)’’ and assured that if…

Ossai Ossai Trains, Empowers Constituents on Liquid Soap and Hand Sanitisers Production

By Emmanuel Ochonogor KWALE/Nigeria: With the practices of entrepreneurship taking the business space in Nigeria, especially in Delta State, where the government of Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa focus had been on empowering the people, especially the youths and women through skill acquisition and formerly given them startup seeds and kits, the member representing the Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency, Hon Ossai Nicolas Ossai, had carried out the training and empowering about 30 constituents with idea of liquid soup and hand sanitiser production. The programme which was held in Hotel Dela Nice, Kwale…

Delta State Special Announcement: Graduates Employment Enhancement Programme (GEEP) Workshop Application Portal Open

ASABA/Nigeria: The Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer plans to organize Job-Readiness Workshops in collaboration with PIND Foundation Have you completed your NYSC and searching for employment in the organized private sector? Are you desirous to improve your job-readiness and employability through capacity building workshops? If yes, then apply by completing the online form via https://deltastatejobcreation.net/. Application opens on Monday, 14th September, 2020, by 8am and closes on Wednesday, 16th September, 2020, by 8pm._ Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for participation. Beneficiaries of STEP &…