<strong>2022 STEP Trainees Undergo Leadership Class 101</strong>

2022 STEP Trainees Undergo Leadership Class 101

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: 2022 trainees enrolled in the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) have lauded the Delta State Government’s for its job creation programme, describing it as the surest way out of poverty. They made the commendations during the first series of Personal Effectiveness and Leadership Development (PELD) workshop held for…

<strong>2022 YAGEP Beneficiaries in Cassava Production Receive</strong><strong> Orientation</strong>

2022 YAGEP Beneficiaries in Cassava Production Receive Orientation

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Beneficiaries of the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) enrolled into the 2022 cycle has received orientation with a call on them to use knowledge acquired to boost their farm enterprises. The Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh, made the call during…

<strong>I Now Fend </strong><strong>f</strong><strong>or Myself</strong><strong>, Says </strong><strong>STEPreneur</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Onome</strong>

I Now Fend for Myself, Says STEPreneur Onome

-Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: Juliet Onome is the CEO of Judos Clothing, a beneficiary of Fashion Design and Tailoring in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2015/2016 cycle.  She hails from Okpe LGA and is a graduate of Botany, but was jobless for three years…

<strong>YAGEP </strong><strong>Grew</strong><strong> My Business</strong><strong>,</strong><strong> Says </strong><strong>Muyiwa</strong>

YAGEP Grew My Business, Says Muyiwa

–By Ese Laura Oghene: Mebaghanje Muyiwa is the CEO of Finger Integrated Farm. She hails from Warri South Local Government Area. She studied Business Administration and enrolled into the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2019/2020 cycle as a Brown YAGEPreneur in Piggery. She shares her story. ‘’I was into pig farming for three years, but mybusiness was not growing…

<strong>Car Wash Operators Urged To Ensure Security, Standard In Delta Capital Territory —Onyemaechi</strong>

Car Wash Operators Urged To Ensure Security, Standard In Delta Capital Territory —Onyemaechi

–By Albert OGRAKA: Director General (DG) Of Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency (DSCTDA), Hon. Joan Onyemaechi, has reiterated her call for security measures to be put in place by car wash operators in the Asaba capital Territory. The Director General made…

<strong>T</strong><strong>H</strong><strong>E</strong><strong> JOB AND WEALTH CREATION EVIDENCE </strong><strong>[</strong><strong>REVISED AN</strong><strong>D U</strong><strong>P</strong><strong>DATED</strong><strong>]</strong>

THE JOB AND WEALTH CREATION EVIDENCE [REVISED AND UPDATED]

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 6, September-A 2022 1.0  Introduction Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheets” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements in the social, infrastructural and economic development of Delta State. The Scorecard Series is a “book of chronicles” of Governor…

<strong>YAGEP Has Helped to Grow My Business, Says </strong><strong>Nwabuokei</strong><strong>.</strong>

YAGEP Has Helped to Grow My Business, Says Nwabuokei.

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: Nwabuokei, Uche Festus is the CEO of Chubuokei Farms. He hails from Aniocha South Local Government. He studied Estate Management. He enrolled into the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2020/2021 cycle as a brown YAGEPreneur in fish production, but was supported in poultry…

<strong>Take Training Seriously, Eboh Charges STEP Trainees </strong>

Take Training Seriously, Eboh Charges STEP Trainees 

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Beneficiaries of the Delta state Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP) have been called upon to take their vocational training seriously in order to adequately equip themselves to practise their chosen vocational skills. The Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer and Head of the Delta…

<strong>I Was Jobless till I Enrolled </strong><strong>i</strong><strong>n STEP</strong><strong>– Omokra </strong>

I Was Jobless till I Enrolled in STEP– Omokra 

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: Omamode Omokra trained in Decoration and Event Management in the 2018/2018 STEP cycle of the Delta State Government’s Skills training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP). He has an OND in Banking and Finance. She hails from Ughelli South LGA and…

STEP Transformed Me from Liability to Provider, Says Efijemueh

STEP Transformed Me from Liability to Provider, Says Efijemueh

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Rita Efijemueh, the CEO of Ritofex World, hails from Uvwie Local Government Area. Though a graduate of Mass Communication, she trained in Decoration and Event Management in the 2016/2017 cycle of Delta State Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP), after seven years of unemployment. …

<strong>STEP </strong><strong>Is Hope for the Future</strong><strong>– Says Ekokogbe</strong>

STEP Is Hope for the Future– Says Ekokogbe

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Elohor Ekokogbe (2017/2018 cycle) has a B.Sc. in Business Administration and is the CEO of God’s Own Salon which she established after STEP training in Hairdressing and Makeover. She hails from Ethiope East LGA. She is four years…

<strong>STEP Changed </strong><strong>M</strong><strong>y Life</strong><strong>, Says Fatai</strong>

STEP Changed My Life, Says Fatai

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Fatai Onifade is physically challenged, but a distinguished youth. He hails from Warri South Local Government Area. His story changed after he enrolled in the 2018/2019 STEP cycle of the Delta State Government in which he was trained in Information,…

Electronic Motorbikes Available In Nigeria By Q1 2023

Electronic Motorbikes Available In Nigeria By Q1 2023

Nigerians are to have the pleasure of having electronic motorbikes as Isreali and Japanese tech companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with NASENI PAN to assemble them in the country by the first quarter of 2023. The Isreali Ambassador to…

<strong>YAGEP </strong><strong>Made Life Easier for My Family, Says </strong><strong>Maile</strong>

YAGEP Made Life Easier for My Family, Says Maile

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu and Ese Laura Oghene: BLESSING MAILE hails from Ika North East Local Government Area. He holds an SSCE and enrolled under Green YAGEP in the 2015/2016 Cycle in Poultry Production. Like his counterparts in the pioneer set, she was established in YAGEP Farm…

Tricycle Plant to commence operations soon in Delta State – DIDA Boss

Tricycle Plant to commence operations soon in Delta State – DIDA Boss

–By Sylvester Iloba: The Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA) in line with its mandate of attracting investments to the State had finalized the process for operations to commence at the Stallion Auto Keke Ltd Plant in Delta State. The duo of the Chairman DIDA…

STEP Gave Me Good Foundation to Start-Up,    Says Eruvwedede

STEP Gave Me Good Foundation to Start-Up, Says Eruvwedede

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene Paul Eruvwedede hails from Patani LGA and has a B.Sc. in Physics. He is the CEO of Talux Paints, producer of all kinds of high-quality paints. Paul enrolled under Brown STEP and trained in Paint Manufacturing in the 2018/2019 cycle. He shares his success story after…

Nigeria, India Launch Forum To Expand Trade, Investment

Nigeria, India Launch Forum To Expand Trade, Investment

Nigeria and India have inaugurated the Nigeria India Business Council (NIBC) to serve as a fulcrum for the expansion of trade and investment between the two countries in new areas such as fintech, Artificial intelligence, renewable energy and technology among others. Nigeria’s…

DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance

DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance

-By Albert OGRAKA: President General of Delta Youth Coalition (DYC), a frontline political pressure group in Nigeria, Mr. Chibuzor Agunwa (aka Mr. Dash), has lauded the move by the federal government to award surveillance contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo,…

Delta Govt Holds Workshop for 135 STEP Trainers *Parley Good For Progress -Prof Eboh

Delta Govt Holds Workshop for 135 STEP Trainers *Parley Good For Progress -Prof Eboh

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: In preparation for the smooth take-off of the of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) 2022 cycle, a workshop has been organized for STEP trainers. The Trainers’ Workshop which took place…

Yagep Took Me from Grass to Grace, Says Ejomafuvwe

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: Ejomafuvwe Oghenero Vincent is the CEO of Vincent Ejoafuvwe Farm located at Aghalokpe. He is an SSCE holder. He hails from Okpe Local Government Area. He had no money to further his education, but took advantage of the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2019/2020 cycle to be enrolled in Poultry Production. He shares his experience after three years. Hear him. “I was…

NIGERIAN COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTING POSITIVELY IN CANADA —James Christoff

NIGERIAN COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTING POSITIVELY IN CANADA —James Christoff

The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr James Christoff says the Nigerian community in Canada is taking up its own place and really contributing in all aspects: economically, culturally, politically and socially in Canada. Mr Christoff stated this when he paid a…

<strong>STEP Opened My Eyes to</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Opportunities </strong><strong>i</strong><strong>n Electrical Works </strong><strong>–</strong><strong>Okonicha</strong>

STEP Opened My Eyes to Opportunities in Electrical Works Okonicha

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Henry Okonicha, a Public Administration graduate, hails from Oshimili North LGA. He enrolled and trained in Electrical Installation and maintenance in the 2015/2016 STEP cycle. He is the CEO of God First Cable Network, a fast-growing electrical cable shop in…

<strong>YAGEP has impacted my life positively</strong><strong>, Says Isede</strong>

YAGEP has impacted my life positively, Says Isede

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: NKECHI ISEDE is the CEO of Vicchs Nk located at YAGEP Farm Cluster, Owa-Alero. She is an SSCE holder who enrolled into the 2018/2019 Cycle as a Brown YAGEPreneur in poultry production. She shares the impact of this…

<strong>STEP Is </strong><strong>My</strong><strong> Dream Come True, Says Ekene</strong>

STEP Is My Dream Come True, Says Ekene

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese :Laura Oghene Solomon Ekene has an HND in Electrical Electronics. He hails from Aniocha South Local Government Area.He is the CEO of Ekso Electrical Enterprises. He was trained and established in Electrical Installation and Maintenance in the Delta State Skills Training and Entrepreneurship…

YAGEP Marked New Beginning for Me, Says Oghenewewaire

YAGEP Marked New Beginning for Me, Says Oghenewewaire

By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Peter Oghenewewaire is an OND holder; he studied Science Laboratory Technology. He could not continue with his education due to poor funding. In order to survive he began cassava and maize farming, and at the same time enrolled as an…

Delta Govt Signs Agreement with Jayta on Agro-Industrial Park

Delta Govt Signs Agreement with Jayta on Agro-Industrial Park

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: As part of its commitment to boost the agricultural value chain, Delta State Government has signed Factory Plots Lease Agreement with Jayta Commodities Nigeria Limited. The signing of the lease agreement which took place in the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) to the Governor was coordinated by the…

2nd Batch Beneficiaries @ Prosper Edo Empowerment Programme Get Starter Packs 

2nd Batch Beneficiaries @ Prosper Edo Empowerment Programme Get Starter Packs 

-By Albert Ograka: Founder/President of the Prosper Edo Empowerment Programme, an affiliate of Bashorun Askia Foundation (BAF), Chief Prosper Iwoma Edo, says the programme is to complement the Job Creation Model of the state governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa through the…

<strong>I Trained 26 Persons for Free to Complement Okowa’s Efforts, Says STEPreneur Onyedum</strong>

I Trained 26 Persons for Free to Complement Okowa’s Efforts, Says STEPreneur Onyedum

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Marvis Onyedum, the CEO of Marvis Unique Catering Services, Effurun, enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2015/2016 cycle as a non-indigene beneficiary. Since establishment, Marvis has carved a niche for herself…

YAGEP Helped Me to Expand My Farm, Says Lokosi 

YAGEP Helped Me to Expand My Farm, Says Lokosi 

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: VICTOR TAMARAKE-PREYE LOKOSI is a graduate of Political Science, but took to farming as an occupation when he could not secure a job. He hails from Patani Local Government Area and enrolled into the Delta State Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme…

*DTSG TRAINS MORE YOUTHS ON TRICYCLE REPAIRS, SERVICING*

*DTSG TRAINS MORE YOUTHS ON TRICYCLE REPAIRS, SERVICING*

-By Sylvester Iloba: The Delta State Government in collaboration with the Stallion Auto Keke Ltd has trained more 50 Deltan Youths on the repair and servicing of the new improved Keke Bajaj. The Training/Empowerment Programme which took place in Aladja close to…

Delta Youths Trained As Stallion  “Keke” Automobile Technicians Get Certificates

Delta Youths Trained As Stallion  “Keke” Automobile Technicians Get Certificates

-By Albert OGRAKA: The Delta State Investments Development Agency (DIDA) has issued certificates to the first batch of successful technicians trained on the repair and servicing of Keke Bajaj tricycle in Delta state. 250 youths from the state are to benefit from…

YAGEP, Assurance of a Bright Future -Umuakpero

YAGEP, Assurance of a Bright Future -Umuakpero

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: JOSHUA UMUAKPERO is the CEO of Mabel-Joshua Agricultural Farm. He hails from Isoko South Local Government Area and is a graduate ofAgricultural Science Education, but was unemployed for eleven years which made him venture into poultry business.  He…

An Era of Policy and Institutional Reforms

An Era of Policy and Institutional Reforms

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 2, July 14, 2022. Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly bulletin of fact sheets showing Governor Okowa’s landmark legacy achievements. The series is prepared by Delta State Job & Wealth Creation Bureau. This Fact Sheet No. 2 in…

<strong><br>I Earn Daily Livelihood through YAGEP, says Adege</strong>


I Earn Daily Livelihood through YAGEP, says Adege

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: INNOCENT ADEGE, a graduate of Business Education, enrolled into the Delta State Youth Agricultural and Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2015/2016 Cycle. He was trained and established in fish production in YAGEP Farm Cluster located…

STEP Gave Me Leverage to Become ICT Entrepreneur

STEP Gave Me Leverage to Become ICT Entrepreneur

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: AUSTIN ATORI hails from Uvwie Local Government Area and is a graduate of Geology. He enrolled into the State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in 2016/2017 cycle after four years of unemployment. He is resolute in his determination…

<strong><br>YAGEP Improved My Living Standard, Says Ehienta</strong>


YAGEP Improved My Living Standard, Says Ehienta

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene; PERCULIAR EHIENTA is the CEO of Pec Bella Enterprise, a poultry farm, located at YAGEP Farm Cluster, Owa-Alero. She holds a B.Sc. Ed. in Business Education and is a pioneer beneficiary of the Delta State Government’s…

UNCTAD Appoints Nigeria’s Damilola Olokesusi as Advocate

UNCTAD Appoints Nigeria’s Damilola Olokesusi as Advocate

Nigeria’s Damilola Olokesusi are among women appointed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as new “eTrade for Women advocates” to empower women in the digital economy and promote more inclusive e-commerce ecosystems. Others are Birame Sock from Senegal,,…

YAGEP Beneficiary Calls for More Agric Investments

YAGEP Beneficiary Calls for More Agric Investments

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: ALVIN OKECHUKWU MOKAOGWU is the CEO of Bikenenye Global Venture. He hails from Oshimili North Local Government Area. He has an HND in Business Administration. After years of unemployment, he became one of the pioneers of…

STEP Training Enhanced My Relevance in Entertainment Industry, Says Irabor

STEP Training Enhanced My Relevance in Entertainment Industry, Says Irabor

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene: Arnold Irabor is the CEO of Epoch Art Audio-Visual and the Director of Extreme Reloaded Art House. He was trained and established in Audio Visual Services by the Delta State Government in its Skills Training and…

STEP Training Inspired Entrepreneurial Spirit in Me, Says Enuma

STEP Training Inspired Entrepreneurial Spirit in Me, Says Enuma

By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh ENUMA JENNIFER hails from Ndokwa East Local Government Area. She holds a BSc in Political Science and is the CEO of Jenny Joyful Catering Services. After years of joblessness, she enrolled in the Delta State Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2016/2017 cycle in…