Youths from the Niger Delta region must strive to create a conducive environment for businesses to thrive in their communities and refrain from acts that could scare away investors, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote has advised
He stated this recently when a delegation of the Okpoma Kingdom Youth Movement led by its President, Mr. Ebitimi Dilayefa Benson paid him a courtesy visit at the Board’s headquarters in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
According to the Executive Secretary, youths and other leaders of the region should work to attract and retain investments that would create employment and impact the economy of their communities and the nation.
He also charged youth groups to always forge a common front and focus on big development demands that would improve their lives and that of other members of their community. Youths must also desist from harassing individuals and companies that seek to acquire parcels of land as such conducts impede the development of the region, he added.
Responding to the group’s demands for training and employment opportunities, Wabote assured that the Board will partner with them by ensuring that top performing youths with good academic qualifications are given requisite trainings that will position them for employment in the oil and gas industry and beyond.
Earlier in his remarks, President of the Okpoma youths lauded the Executive Secretary for his sterling achievements in just one year in office.
He further solicited the Board’s assistance for their members in skill acquisition, entrepreneurship development, workshops, employment and award of contracts.