More than 4,000 youths have been engaged in Bayelsa by the State Empowerment, Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) since its inception in 2013.
The project coordinator of SEEFOR, Mr. Anyens Adogo made this disclosure at a press conference/interaction session in Yenagoa on Wednesday.
According to him, several people particularly Bayelsan does not have idea about the activities of the project, saying that SEEFOR is aimed at enhancing development of the people of the state.
SEEFOR, he explained, has carried out infrastructural projects scattered across communities in the eight local government areas of Bayelsa state.
Not only that, some youths were trained to acquire skills to make them self reliant in the future as well as empowering the four craft development centers that provide vocational training for students.
Explaining further, Mr. Adogo said that SEEFOR also goes to rural communities to seek projects of their interest such as health centers, town hall buildings and schools.
According to the state project coordinator, hundreds of such projects have been completed and put into use while others are ongoing
He made it crystal clear that SEEFOR is sponsored by Bayelsa state and World Bank which is in line with the state government restoration agenda to impact development in the state.
Mr Adago however expressed worry over the way government intervention agencies duplicate project execution in Bayelsa state, noting that such agencies should make adequate consultations with government before they kick-start projects in the state.
Earlier in his remarks, the state commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite reiterated the preparedness of Governor Seriake Dickson to develop the people of Bayelsa state by partnering with foreign institutions to attract development for the state.