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Edward Mekwuye: Why Delta State Created Job and Wealth Creation Scheme


Assistant to Delta State Governor on Youth Monitoring and Mentoring, Mr. Edward Mekwuye, has said that, the overall objective of the job and wealth creation scheme of Delta State government is to develop the non-oil sector by promoting small scale businesses for youths which will ensure sustainable development and shared prosperity for all Deltans.

Mekwuye stated this at a business clinic organised by the Directorate of Youth Monitoring and Mentoring for beneficiaries of Skills Training Entrepreneurship Programme, STEP, and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme, YAGEP, in Asaba. He said in pursuit of this objective the governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, set up a job and wealth creation architecture immediately after his inauguration consisting of the job creation office to select, train and empower unemployed youths from 18 – 35 years in various vocational skills, to become entrepreneurs, managers and business leaders.

For More information see below about Job, Wealth Scheme created by Delta State Governmwnt

Available trades for skills acquisition are as follows:

Skills Training & Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP)

1. Fashion Design & Tailoring

2. Catering & Confectionary

3. Hair Dressing & Makeover, Cosmetology & Barbing

4. Decoration and Event Management

5. Plumbing

6. Electrical Installation & Repairs

7. Building Services (PoP, Tiling and Interlocking)

8. Welding and Fabrication

9. Audio Visual Services

Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP)

1. Fish production

2. Rice production

3. Vegetables Production


Minimum of SSCE

Must be an indigene of Delta state

Must be above 18 years

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