By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday commended the Federal Government on the commencement of the Expanded Special Public Works Programme in the country.
Okowa gave the commendation at the official flag-off of the Special Public Works Programme (the 774,000 jobs) for the South-South Geopolitical zone held at the Federal Secretariat Complex, Asaba.
Represented by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa expressed excitement on the commencement of the Programme adding that the program will help curb unemployment in the country.
He advised the beneficiaries to see the opportunity as their little beginning while looking to the unveiling of similar projects to engage more Nigerians out of poverty.
He enjoined the 25,000 beneficiaries in Delta to see this as an opportunity to grow the economy of the state and nation.
“Here in Delta we have also engaged several youths into our various jobs creation platforms. We have scaled this up by engaging over five ministries in this regard.
“We look forward to much more collaborative efforts between the Federal Government and the State Government.
“Let me appreciate President Muhammadu Buhari for not making this project and program a political one because hunger and poverty do not know political party.”