More Niger Deltans to Benefit From Scholarship Scheme -NDDC


The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said it had resumed the halted scholarship scheme as part of efforts to eradicate poverty in the oil rich region.

 According to Special Adviser on Youths to the Interim Administrator, NDDC, Dr Efiong Akwa, said this was in line with the NDDC’s commemoration of this year’s International Youth Day.

In a statement titled; “Message of Hope on International Youth Day 2022”, he said the ongoing Niger Delta Talent Hunt would discover and empower talented youths from the axis.

Among other proposed empowerment schemes to be launched in the region include grassroots football competition and agricultural trainings, which were designed to engage the youths.

Youth in the Niger Delta oil producing region were also called upon to desist the attitude of historic violence as the 2023 general election is fast approaching.

Niger Delta,is blessed with natural resources, professionals and brilliant energetic youths who work hard to realize their potentials.

Dr Efiong Akwa said “The pain we feel today is our strength for tomorrow as we navigate through difficult times in our beloved land. Let’s all rise against primordial sentiments and continue to work hard in a peaceful manner to better our country, “Let us prove to the world that we are a people blessed and willing to leave an inheritance for future generations to come.

The commission has set aside football competition, agricultural training and other impressive activities that may take the region to the promise land.

“Today, I make bold to say that at the Niger Delta Development Commission, we are doing a lot to wipe out poverty among our teaming youths’’. 

Just lately, the portal for the scholarship has been opened, and the ongoing Niger Delta Talent Hunt is expected to ascertain multiple gifted youths.

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