By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta State Government has said it is tackling insecurity and unemployment in the country through the provision of various empowerments schemes.
The Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, made the remark when officers and participants Nigerian Army College of Logistics, Lagos visited him on Tuesday in his office in Asaba.
He listed the schemes to include Skills Training Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP), Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme (YAGEP), and Girl Child Entrepreneurship and Skill Training (GEST), among others
Mr Ebie said the special purpose vehicle for driving the policy initiative was the office of the Chief Job Creation Officer.
The SSG also stated that the government took proactive steps in establishing three more universities in the state to address the shortfall of admission being experienced by qualified students in gaining university admission.
Mr Ebie explained that the efforts put in by the state government were to curb youth restiveness and engage the youths meaningfully.
He equally stated that the thoughtfulness of the college in coming up with the research theme was a clear indication of their desire to explore domestic environment for the advancement of military operations including hardware support and related items.
“The theme of the study tour, ‘Strengthening Logistics Support for Military Operation through Synergy between the Civil and Military Sectors of the Nigerian Society’ is quite appropriate considering the fact that today, the world and Nigeria in particular is facing security challenges which range from terrorism, herders/farmers clashes, banditry, kidnapping and secessionist agitations,” he stated.
He assured the officers and participants of the state government’s commitment to partner with them to ensure that their study tour of the state achieved its desired results.
Earlier, the Commandant and leader of the team, Major General Martins Enendo said that they were in the state to study how they could strengthen logistic support for military operations.