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NGO plans to create 1m jobs for youths in Niger Delta


CALABAR – An NGO, Waltz Environmental Solution, said it planned to create one million jobs for the youths in the Niger Delta, including Cross River, in the next ten years.
The Director of the organisation, Mr Samuel Ekong, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Sunday, that the jobs would be in technical areas, especially in oil and gas.
He said the organisation would partner with job creation agencies such as Entrepreneurial Development Centre (EDC) in Calabar and oil companies in the region to create the jobs.
“We have a structure in place for job creation for the youths in the Niger Delta region in general and our target is one million jobs,” he said.
Ekong said the NGO was also creating awareness on how to tackle environmental challenges, especially in oil producing communities in the region.
He said the organisation was currently sensitising the people in Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Odukpani Local Government Areas of Cross River on environmental challenges.
He added that Waltz Environmental Solution was also involved in educating youths in the region on the dangers of violence during elections.
“We are telling them to shun politicians who are out to use them for their selfish interests. We want to let them know that such politicians will ruin their lives.
“History has shown that such politicians always abandon the youths as soon as they win elections, ‘’ he said.
Ekong advised politicians to think of how to provide meaningful jobs for the youths rather than engage them to foment violence to win elections. (NAN)

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