Delta engages 630 youths for ICT empowerment programme

The Delta of Science and Technology has begun Information Communication Technology Youth Empowerment Programme (-YEP)  for 630 youths in the state.Speaking at the opening  on Monday in Asaba, the Secretary in the of Science and Technology, Mr Bernald  Okonta, commended the state government for the initiative.Okonta said that the empowerment programme through various skills would enable the youths make themselves self-employed and contribute meaningfully to the development of the economy of the state.

He advised the participants to take the training serious, adding that the state government had expended in organising the programme to enhance their knowledge in .Okonta reminded the participants to count themselves lucky to be among the 630 participants chosen out of thousands of youths who applied for the programme.

He stressed the need for youths in the state to be industrious with the platforms for them to be self-employed as provided through the programme.The programme covers courses for self-employment.The participants lauded the government for the initiative, which they said would help the become self dependent.They pledged to be committed and acquired the skill which, they promised to transfer to benefit youths in the state (NAN)