Empowerment: NIDSUG Soft Skills Program Produces 17 Beneficiaries

The Phase One of the Soft Skills Programme initiated by the Niger Delta Student Union Government, NIDSUG has successfully come to an end with beneficiaries emerging from various skill categories.

The one-week long programme which held in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital saw at least 17 students of the region being empowered with new entrepreneurial skills, which is a part of the Union’s objectives to improve human capital development in the Niger Delta.

A beneficiary of the NIDSUG Soft Skills Programme receiving her certificate of participation

A cross section of dignitaries at the grand finale of the Phase One

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National President of NIDSUG, Ambassador Dauebi Joey Ekadi Jr in his address, emphasized on the need for more human capital development initiatives in the Niger Delta region, especially youths.

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“When our youths are engaged productively, the after effect will be reduction of crime, criminality and other social vices,” Dauebi stressed.

Amb Dauebi Joey Ekadi Jr, NIDSUG President addressing beneficiaries

According to the NIDSUG President, the empowerment programme is bound to cover the the entire Niger Delta region.

The graduating trainees were charged by officiating dignitaries to put the new skills they’ve acquired to relevant use to create a means of self sufficiency for themselves as entrepreneurs.

A beneficiary giving insights on her new skill

State governments as well as intervention agencies like the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), were tasked to support the NIDSUG leadership led by Dauebi Joey Ekadi in doing more service to the Niger Delta region and the students Community.

The grand finale of the empowerment training was graced by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education Bayelsa state, Hon Walton Liverpool, Barr. Tare Porri, Member Bayelsa State House of Assembly and Chairman House Committee on Youths, and a plethora of others leaders.

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