Delta to Tackle Unemployment with Agro-industrial Parks


Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has reiterated his administration’s determination to explore all avenues to create jobs in line with the government’s “prosperity for all Deltans” develoment mantra.

Okowa stated this on Wednesday in Asaba while receiving a feasibility study on the establishment of industrial parks in the state from the committee on Agro-industrial parks.

While commending the committee on assignment for the prompt submission of the blueprint for the development of industrial parks in the state, the governor noted, “We have made promises and I want to reassure Deltans that we are still on course with our promises and we will gradually fulfill them; we will continue to do the best and in the course of time, the prosperity we promised the people will be achieved.

“I believe that the various activities in and around the Agro-industrial parks will generate a lot of works and employment for our people; we should give peace a chance because with peace, we will take the state to greater heights.

“We hope that with partnership, we will establish viable industrial parks in Delta State to create wealth for our people because, we must progress from improved production to Agro businesses.

Presenting the feasibility study on the Agro-industrial parks, the chairman of the consultancy firm, Mchimi Nigeria Limited, Mr Roy Tal, said that one of such parks was capable of creating 10, 000 direct employment and more than 100, 000 indirect jobs, assuring that apart from speedy industrialization of the state, jobs would be created for Deltans.

Earlier, the state’s Chief Job Creation Officer, Prof. Eric Eboh, said the feasibility studies encompasses technical, financial, management and everything that was required for sustainable industrial parks.

He commended the governor for his commitment to ensuring that the people benefit from the prosperity-for-all agenda of the government through various job creation schemes including training and empowerment of many people in self-sustaining cum job creating vocations.