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Bayelsa youth urged to cue into digital education


Bayelsa state commissioner for Youths, comrade Udens Eradiri has urged youths in the state to cue into International Communication Technology, ICT, education.

This, he said, has become imperative as the world is moving on the fast track of development.
He made this assertion while speaking on Bayelsa International Youth Summit in Yenagoa on Friday.

He emphasized that many youths at other climes have started writing digital computer programmes to earn money and wondered why youths in Bayelsa state must not join the track to know.

On a serious note, the youth commissioner opined that governors who don’t have any programme for youths is doomed because they need to be encouraged to grow in the society.

This, he noted, could be achieved through the formulation of youth policy.

According to him, the ministry for youth development had been without a youth policy but when he assumed office, he decided to set up the template for youth policy as international partnership is needed to help and train youths aimed at giving them new direction to grow.

Already, comrade Eradiri disclosed that his ministry has organized youth empowerment programmes to elevate their lives.

This includes competition of fashion designers, Bayelsa Business Round table, Peace Conference, ICT Youth training, Fish Farming and Poultry, adding that nothing can be done now that electioneering campaigns are on top gear.

He wished that the next incoming administration of the state should consider these programmes to grow in the ministry.

In his remarks, a gubernatorial aspirant, Dr. Godknows Igali also harped on youth development, saying that he believed in Bayelsa by giving them transformational education if voted as governor of the state.

According to him, youths should be engaged on actionable activities to change the environment of the world because the greatest gift they have is the human resources at their disposal.
He added that education must be made free from primary to university levels in  Bayelsa state.
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