The Niger Delta Development Commission has said it will create 10, 000 jobs for youths in the Niger Delta region.
The commission said the jobs would be driven through its Holistic Opportunity Project of Engagement, codenamed ‘Project HOPE’.
NDDC Managing Director, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, disclosed this while flagging off the project at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
Ogbuku explained that under the arrangement, no fewer than 1,000 jobs would be created in each of the nine states of the Niger Delta region.
“We have from day one said we want to do things that are more sustainable. We can’t be doing things in the old way and expect different results.
“We believe this is a new approach that is in conformity with present reality; that is in conformity with international best practices.
“So, let people in the region be seen to be growing. From this ‘Project Hope’, we are going to ensure that lots of jobs are created.
“We are looking at creating about 10,000 jobs with 1,000 per state minimum. We are going back to go into agro-allied investments where we are going to engage our youths.”
Ogbuku said under Project Hope, a database would be created and youths would be nominated for training in their areas of passion and interest.