Saturday, 17 November 2012
"No Fewer Than 21,000 Youths Will Benefit From Various Skills Acquistion Programmes - Hon Timi Kaiza Ogoriba.
S A Youths, Bayelsa State Government.( Hon Timi Kaiza Ogoriba)
Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor on Youths, Hon. Timi Kaiza Ogoriba says no fewer than 21,000 youths will benefit from various skills acquisition programmes slated to commence soon. He said the programme which is tagged “Youth Summit” is aimed at giving the Bayelsa youths a new mind-set and orientation that would make them independent and self-reliant in society.
Receiving members of the Restoration Youth Network (REYNET), who paid him a visit in his office in Yenagoa, Ogoriba restated the present administration’s determination to inculcate ideologies that would leave positive legacies in the lives of Bayelsa Youths. According to him “gone are the days when able-bodied youths walk the streets and offices begging. We are giving them a legacy by way of training to make them self-employed and also become employers of labour.
“We want to teach them how to fish and not just giving them fish to eat,” he said. The Special Adviser stated that he has followed the activities of REYNET closely and believes that it has the interest of Bayelsans at heart, and desirous of bringing about positive change in the State. “Youths are the fiery bracket of society because the whole energy revolves around them, hence we must all work together to ensure the success of this government,” he stressed.
Ogoriba further stated that the task of developing the State remains a Herculean one which should not be left for government alone, He called on Bayelsans to contribute their quota to bring about desired change and advancement in the polity.
The founder of Reynet foresighted and really want this government to succeed, hence we must continue to have such regular meetings and work as agents of change in society,” he noted. He also commended Reynets prompt response to flood victims through its medical outreach to various communities. In his remarks, Director General of Reynet, Comrade Asari Timipere Kerry said, his organization has come to restore the lost hope of Bayelsa youths by giving them a new orientation to chart the course of self-determination and employment.
He expressed the organization’s preparedness to partner with government in its determination to succeed with the restoration agenda, especially in the area of youth’s development. Asari said: “our aim is to ensure that the culture of begging is completely wiped out from the mindset of youths in the State”. He also Reinstated Reynets Commitment to furthering the advancement of restoration in the State.