Promote Enabling Business Environment In Niger Delta – NCDMB To Ijaw Youth Leaders

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Promote Enabling Business Environment In Niger Delta - NCDMB To Ijaw Youth Leaders
Promote Enabling Business Environment In Niger Delta - NCDMB To Ijaw Youth Leaders

The Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has charged leaders of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide with acquiring the skills needed to reduce threats to economic operations in the Niger Delta.

Engr Simbi Wabote, Executive Director, NCDMB, gave the charge while launching a four-day training program for incoming Executive Members of the IYC, Central Zone.

Wabote, who was represented by Dr. Ginah Ginah, General Manager, Corporate Communication and Zonal Coordination, said the program was designed to teach members leadership skills and inform them about the NCDMB’s mission.

Instilling leadership qualities in IYC leaders and educating them on the NCDMB’s mission, he believes, will assist to establish a conducive environment for businesses to operate in the region.

He said: “The Ijaw is one of the major ethnic groups in the Niger Delta, all the oil export terminals are on the Ijaw territory, so given this situation, if we can have a rethink where we train the executive members of the IYC Central zone on leadership skills and enlighten them on the purpose of NCDMB and the benefits that would accrue to the environment and the people, then we’ll be able to achieve more in terms of our objectives.

“IYC is the dominant youth body, so if you can get the IYC to educate the people in their area then we will have a very good and conducive environment, so we do this regularly for every executive of the IYC that comes on board and we are seeing benefits in terms of a peaceful environment.

“On their own side, the communities would rapidly develop, because hindrance to doing business would be eliminated in the communities where we operate, like I said we are headquartered in Yenegoa, which is the headquarters of all the Ijaw people.”

Clever Inodu, the IYC’s Central Zone Chairman, commended the NCDMB for organizing the workshop, stating that cooperation with the Board will help to build and maintain a peaceful environment in the region, particularly in Bayelsa.

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