Government To Partner With NGO"- Gov. Okowa
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has stated his administration’s commitment to partner with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) on youths’ empowerment and skill acquisition.
Speaking at the 10th Graduation ceremony and Commissioning of the Permanent Complex Phase 1 of Oasis of Hope Initiative in Ute-Okpu , lka North East Local Government Area, at the weekend, Senator Okowa noted that government would continuously support youth empowerment and job creation initiatives in the state in line with his administration's SMART Agenda.
According to him " Government will encourage partnership with Non-governmental organizations in skill acquisition, l will asked my Chief Job Creation Officer, to liaise with this center and send some of its trainees here. it will help grow this center and increase the number of its students here."
He charged well-to-do Nigerians to help bridge the gap between the rich and the poor by positively impacting on the lives of the youths and reduce crime in the society saying " There is a wide gap between the rich and the poor in this country, we should learn to impact on the lives of others"
While commending the centre, Senator Okowa asserted " There cannot be any better sacrifice for God than raising evangelist for God, you are not only empowering youths but also teaching them the ways of God to make them better citizens for the society", adding " you the graduates should know that you are now ambassadors of the state, you must live your lives to succeed and also give hope to others."
In a welcome address, Rev Thomas Ukwute, Chairman of the Oasis of Hope Initiative, explained that the motive of the initative was to train and empower hopeless youths in the society, help them discover their God given potentials, restore their lives and contribute to their development.
While commending Governor Okowa for his support to the centre, Rev. Ukwute said that the school has 105 students in different departments of which 25 students where graduating from the different units.
In a brief sermon titled Sacrifice, Bishop Moore Igbinosa, explained that God has destined everyone with a future but some are unable to achieve this future because of poverty and need the help of others blessed by God to fulfil their destiny, adding "we should learn to make sacrifice in life to better the living condition of those poor ones among us."