Rivers Govt urges politicians to invest in youth development

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Rivers Govt urges politicians to invest in youth development



Port Harcourt, Nov. 18, 2023 – Mr Chisom Gbali, Rivers Commissioner for Youths Development, said that investment in the youth was the best way forward for every government that wished to succeed.


Gbali said this in Port Harcourt on Friday at a dinner organised by chairman, Andoni Local Government Area in honor of graduands and beneficiaries of the Andoni Maritime Scholarship Scheme.


The commissioner commended Andoni council Chairman, Erastus Awortu, for his selfless service to the people, particularly youths in the area.

“Upon assumption as commissioner, I was in Andoni few months ago, I tried relating with the grassroots and my findings were overwhelming against the backdrop that Andoni is not hospitable and peaceful.


“But what I saw was a great population of youths yearning and also willing to be developed; today the chairman has contributed to filling that gap at the most appropriate time, which is why there’s a relative peace in Andoni,” he said.


Earlier, the chairman noted that there were several factors that could lead to either success or failure of every government.


He said that several short term empowerment Programmes existed and that such had never been sustainable but for self glorification of political office holders.


“For me, this scholarship programme is the greatest achievement of my administration because, God willing, these 15 beneficiaries will all work and grow to be good ambassadors of Andoni.


“The results from performances of the cadets showed that they truely merited this opportunity based on dint of hardwork and the multiplier effect is what we look forward to,” the chairman said.


He enjoined the graduands to take advantage of supports from the council and the institute to ensure certification and become gainfully employed.


In separate remarks, the Chief Executive of Charkin Maritime Academy, Mr Charles Wami, commended the council for sponsoring the programme….,.

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