• Friday, December 08, 2023
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Delta set to revive youth empowerment programme


Misan Ukubeyinje, Delta State commissioner for agriculture and natural resources, has said arrangements had been concluded to revive the Youth Empowerment Through Agriculture (YETA) programme in the state.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba that it was regrettable that the programme was rested for about two years due to “institutional and operational issues”.

“But Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has directed that it should be revived immediately”, Ukubeyinje said.

He said the programme would be “up again” before the end of June, adding that the programme was “dear to the governor’s heart”.

The commissioner said this was because the programme was designed to help the state government in realising its objectives of employment creation through the agriculture agenda.

“We have been holding meetings with the consultants of the YETA programme and by next week we shall come up with a review document for the programme which will be presented to the governor.

“So, I assure that YETA will be coming back in the state soon”, Ukubeyinje said.