Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, Dr (Mrs) Christy Atako has called for the removal of all bottle necks that hamper the entrepreneurial development of youths in the Niger delta and Nigeria at large.
Dr Atako who was speaking as chairman at the 3rd Strategic Leadership and Governance Platform/2013 Annual General Meeting of the Rivers State Chapter of Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria said elimination of such impediments will lead to sustainable job creation both at the micro and macro levels.
The NDDC, she said has designed new and innovative programmes that would help in building entrepreneurial capacity of the youths and women in the region with a view to empowering them to engage in meaningful activities.
According to her “such programmes are conceptualized, designed and executed based on extensive consultation with locals input from interested parties as well as critical analysis by experts.”
Dr Atako identified job creation as the single most critical economic challenge facing the world, adding that to mitigate restiveness and other social vices associated with unemployment “we all must be committed to ensuring that sustainable job creation strategies are not only formulated but are effectively executed.”