Delta Politics

Okowa’s SA, Ozobo urges politicians to fight crime by empowering youths

The Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor and on Political Matters, Prince Austin Ozobo, has urged politicians to fight crimes in the Niger Delta region by building the youth through skill and vocational training, employment as well as education and moral development.

Ozobo made the call on Wednesday at the Kiagbodo annual convention in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

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The activist, who was the guest lecturer at the event thanked the Kiagbodo community for the privilege given to him to address the convention on the distressing national economy, noting that the only way out of the doldrum lies in the massive provision of gainful employment for the youths.

He said, “There is a saying that a society that fails to prepare for her future leaders is a failed society. Good parents will always prepare for their tomorrow by preparing their children to take over.

“Nigeria, Ijaw nation or Kiagbodo as the case may be, can’t be developed when the youths are suffering and sidelined in the scheme of things. Leaders in every circle should have it at the back of their minds that Kiagbodo, like other societies, can not develop appreciably without the youths being developed academically, scientifically, financially, spiritually, psychologically, mentally, morally, vocationally and physically.”

Other speakers at the gathering included the Director-General,  Conference for the Actualisation of Human Rights, Omes Ogedegbe; Monday Enudi, Delta State DG of CAHR; the State secretary, Isreal Arigbe; Ellington Ebakumo, SA to the state governor; as well as Dickson Jatitor, Coordinator, Niger Delta Northeast Boko Haram victims rehabilitation movement, among others.

Ogedegbe lamented over what he tagged the deteriorating state of Kiagbodo community under the present political dispensation, noting that politicians from the community, in particular, have failed the people.

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