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Govt To Tackle Unemployment

Governor Nyesom Wike is committed to tackle unemployment and other social vices prevalent among youths in the state. The Sole Administrator, Rivers State Waste Management Agency, Brother Felix Obuah, declared this when he played host to the State Employment and Expenditure For Results (SEEFOR) Project in his office in Port Harcourt, led by the State Coordinator, Kelcious Amos, The Sole Administrator assured youths of the State of priority attention and commitment in tackling unemployment, youth restiveness and other social vices.

According to Obuah, the Agency and the PDP led government in the State would create access to meaningful employment opportunities, carryout quality skill acquisition and development programs, and other youth empowerment schemes aimed at preventing youth indulgence in violence and social vices.

Obuah also promised to partner with the State Project Coordinating Unit (SPCU) under the supervision of the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning; a World Bank assisted SEEFOR Project, to generate short and long term employment and empowerment for youths in the State through public works and waste management.

He pointed out that “the Governor of the State, Governor Wike, has put in place sustainable plans for the people and youths of the State, and is also doing his best to put smiles on their faces. “We should be thankful to Governor Wike, who has in about three months in office cleared backlogs of four months salaries of civil servants and pensioners owed them by the former Governor of the State, Rotimi Amaechi”.

He continued that Governor Wike has also brought back the South African Embassy to Port Harcourt which now makes it easy for people of the State to apply for and secure the South African Visa without much stress, time and resources, commending the Governor for successfully hosting an international football march and for putting on ground necessary facilities for the hosting of the forthcoming international football competition in Port Harcourt.

Obuah announced that the Rivers State Waste Management Agency has designed a well packaged way of handling waste in Port Harcourt, the State Capital and its environs.


-Tony Ita Etim, Port Harcourt

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