2000 New Jobs for Delta Youths

World Bank State Employment and Expenditure for Results, SEEFOR, has said it would employ 2,000 youths in Delta State. Benson Ojoko, coordinator of the programme in Asaba, said the youths would be engaged in refuse disposal techniques in different parts of the state.

He stressed that the project is being executed in conjunction with the state government. According to him, the local government areas in the state were grouped into 160 zones, consisting of 800 households each. About 320 graduates of tertiary institutions would also be engaged to supervise the youths. The youths would be deployed to work in Oshimili South, Uvwie, Udu, Sapele and Warri South local government areas.

Ojoko said the beneficiaries would be engaged for 12 months while SEEFOR project would continue for five years. Beside the current programme, he said SEEFOR had earlier engaged 2,000 youths in the state, who would soon be enrolled in skill acquisition centers. The project is not only aimed at creating jobs for the youths, but is also designed to make them employers of labor.

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