Widows in Delta Smiles, as State Empowers 90 Widows with Melon Shelling Machines, Generators

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government had put smiles on the face of widows in the state, as 90 of them were recently empowered with Melon Shelling Machines, and Generators, as part of its efforts in reducing the adverse economic impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on households. The exercise was carried out through the state’s Widows Welfare Scheme in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer in Warri, venue for beneficiaries in Delta Central and South Senatorial Districts. Presenting the machines to the beneficiaries, the State Coordinator of…

Commendations as Delta Gives out Starter Packs to Step Graduates In Spite Of Covid-19

ASABA/Nigeria: Commendations have continued to trail the job and wealth creation programmes of the Delta State Government following the establishment of additional 107 STEP graduates with starter packs in spite of the current economic downturn due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The establishment of this Second Batch of STEPreneurs who recently completed their training meritoriously brings the total number of beneficiaries established so far in the 2019/2020 Programme Cycle to 219. In line with COVID-19 prevention guidelines, the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) beneficiaries who are of the 2019/2020 Cycle…

Delta Begins EBMT for Second Batch Of Step Graduates

ASABA/Nigeria: In line with the COVID-19 preventive guidelines, the Delta State Government is organizing a three day Entrepreneurship and Business Management Training (EBMT) for its second batch of STEP graduates The Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP) beneficiaries who are of the 2019/2020 Cycle are categorized into groups of twenty persons and scheduled to participate in the EBMT on different days either in the morning or afternoon session to ensure total compliance to NCDC guidelines in the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. The 109 beneficiaries included those…

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…