<strong>Delta Government</strong><strong> Made Me an Entrepreneur </strong><strong>–</strong><strong><em>STEPreneur</em></strong><strong> </strong><strong>Rhorha</strong>

Delta Government Made Me an Entrepreneur STEPreneur Rhorha

–Interview by Ochuko Erhunmwunsee: Joseph Rhorha is the CEO of Finger of God Polythene. He hails from Ughelli South LGA. He enrolled into the 2019/2020 STEP cycle where he was trained and established in Fashion Design and Tailoring. He has SSCE. He is married with children. Hear him. “STEP has…

DESOPADEC Has Lifted 504 Deltans In Commission’s Skills Academy -MD Bashorun Askia Reveals

DESOPADEC Has Lifted 504 Deltans In Commission’s Skills Academy -MD Bashorun Askia Reveals

After six months of intensive training in various vocational skills and mentoring in business management and entrepreneurship, the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), has lifted 173 more Deltans of the oil producing areas, being the 3rd batch of graduands…

<strong>YAGEP Gave Me Hope, Says </strong><strong>Onyeche</strong>

YAGEP Gave Me Hope, Says Onyeche

-By Gertrufr Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Friday Onyeka Onyeche enrolled into the 2019/2020 YAGEP cycle and was established in Piggery. He hails from Ika South LGA. Friday’s case was pathetic as he had no hope of a bright future until he enrolled into YAGEP. He shares his experience. “I could not complete…

2023: OBAS APPEALS TO YOUTHS IN OSHIMILI SOUTH TO VOTE ALL APC CANDIDATES *As Tinubu/Shetima ticket would guarantee youth employment, human capital dev

2023: OBAS APPEALS TO YOUTHS IN OSHIMILI SOUTH TO VOTE ALL APC CANDIDATES *As Tinubu/Shetima ticket would guarantee youth employment, human capital dev

Youth Contact and Mobilization Director for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) inOshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, Cmr. Amos Peter Obas has passionately appealed to all the youths in Oshimili SouthL.G.A. to vote for all APC candidates come February 25th and March 11th 2023 general elections. The Jagaban, as he is fondly called, made this appeal in Asaba, the headquarter of OshimiliSouth Local Government…

<strong>THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED AND PROSPERING ECONOMY </strong>

THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED AND PROSPERING ECONOMY 

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 12, January 2023 1.0  INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Fact Sheet Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheet” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements of job and wealth creation, development of infrastructure, urban renewal, transformation of education and health systems, peace and security, social…

<strong>STEP Is a Step-Up for Me, Says</strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong>Obada</strong>

STEP Is a Step-Up for Me, Says Obada

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Blessing Obada, though an SSCE holder, is determined to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship. She is the CEO of Sparkling B Hair World, a salon she established after her training in Hairdressing and Makeover in the 2019/2020 STEP cycle. She hails from Warri…

Saudi Fund for Dev expands operations in Caribbean countries 

Saudi Fund for Dev expands operations in Caribbean countries 

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) CEO, Mr. Sultan Al-Marshad, and Honorable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, signed an $80 million financing agreement for the expansion project of the University of the West Indies at Five Islands (UWI) in…

<strong>YAG</strong><strong>EP Helped Me to Grow My Farm</strong><strong>, S</strong><strong>ays </strong><strong>Emeghai</strong>

YAGEP Helped Me to Grow My Farm, Says Emeghai

-By Laura Ese Oghene: Moses Emeghai (08036142861) is the CEO of Moses Farm. He hails from Ika South LGA and has a B.Sc. in Economics. He was enrolled into YAGEP in the 2020/2021 cycle in which he was re-trained and supported in Poultry-layer as a Brown YAGEPreneur. He shares his story….

<strong>YAGEP Helped to Expand My Business, Says </strong><strong>Esiphri</strong>

YAGEP Helped to Expand My Business, Says Esiphri

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Christopher Esiphri is a Brown YAGEPreneur in Fish Production in the 2020/2021 cycle of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP.) He hails from Ughelli South Local Government Area, but his farm is located at Achalla Ibusa. He is the CEO of KrissWill Integrated Services. He has an HND in Mechanical Engineering. He shares…

Fashola, Adesina Speak at Eko Boys’ 110th Founders’ Day Memorial Lecture

Fashola, Adesina Speak at Eko Boys’ 110th Founders’ Day Memorial Lecture

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media, Femi Adesina are scheduled to speak at the Eko Boys High School (EBHS) 110th Founders’ Day Memorial Lecture. The lecture is to be…

I Am Proof Of Ability in Disability, Says STEPreneur Obioma 

I Am Proof Of Ability in Disability, Says STEPreneur Obioma 

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Daniel Chris Obioma is physically challenged, an amputee. He hails from Ika North East. He enrolled, trained and got established in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle in ICT Services. He has an OND in Office Technology and is the CEO of OC Delta Printing Press,…

<strong>STEP Helped to Rebrand My Job </strong><strong>–</strong><strong>Charles</strong>

STEP Helped to Rebrand My Job Charles

-By Laura Ese Oghene: Ifeanyi Charles is the CEO of Lifestone Interior & Exterior Works and a beneficiary of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP.) He enrolled into the 2018/2019 cycle in which he was re-trained and established in Tiling & Interlocking as a BrownSTEPreneur. He hails from Ika South Local Government Area. He has a B.Sc. in Educational…

<strong>I Feed My Family from YAGEP Farm Produce, Says Mozea</strong>

I Feed My Family from YAGEP Farm Produce, Says Mozea

-By Gertrude Onyekachukeu-Uteh: Stephen Dumebi Mozea hails from Oshimili North LGA. He is the CEO of Dusom Integrated Farm, DARDA at Ibusa. He has a B.Sc.  He enrolled into YAGEP in the 2015/2016 cycle wherein he was trained and established in Poultry. In spite…

<strong>It Has Been from One Level of Growth to Another, Says </strong><strong><em>STEPreneur</em></strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong>Eghobor</strong>

It Has Been from One Level of Growth to Another, Says STEPreneur Eghobor

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Ohumaehuni Eghobor hails from Ika South LGA. She was trained and established in Fashion Design and Tailoring in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle as a Master’sdegree holder. She is the CEO of Dariniel Fashion House, Effurun. She shares her testimony. “It has been from one level of growth…

ASUU strike did  not affect Delta universities – Okowa 

ASUU strike did  not affect Delta universities – Okowa 

Vice Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Delta, Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, said the eight-month strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) did not apply to the four universities owned by the state.  He said…

<strong>YAGEP Made Life Easier for My Family –</strong><strong>Ndibisi</strong>

YAGEP Made Life Easier for My Family –Ndibisi

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Henrietta Ndubisi (Phone: 08135176671) is the CEO of Chukwubuikem Farms located at DARDA, Ibusa. She hails from Aniocha North and has a B.Sc. in Animal Science. She was trained and established in Poultry in the 2015/2016 cycle. She is seven years in business as she shares her testimony. “Though challenging…

TIRIKI MIENS FOUNDATION Wants Govt To Up Rural Sports *Lifts Okoloba Youths through football Tourney

TIRIKI MIENS FOUNDATION Wants Govt To Up Rural Sports *Lifts Okoloba Youths through football Tourney

-From Harrison Akamule: The three tiers of government have been encouraged to deliberately come up with policies that would address grassroots sports development and growth in the rural areas. Speaking to Journalists during the second edition of a Football Tournament in Okoloba…

Delta: STEP Trainees Tasked on Personal Effectiveness 

Delta: STEP Trainees Tasked on Personal Effectiveness 

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: In its determination to nurture Delta youths into successful job and wealth creators, the state government has organized a workshop for beneficiaries of its Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP.)  The workshop tagged “Personal Effectiveness and Leadership Development (PELD)…

<strong>YAGEP Is My Game Changer- Uruemuesiri</strong>

YAGEP Is My Game Changer- Uruemuesiri

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: OMORAKA URUEMUESIRI hails from Sapele Local Government Area. He got enrolled into the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme in the 2020/2021 cycle as a Brown YAGEPreneur in Fish Production. She has a B.A in Linguistics and is the CEO of…

Delta End of Year Children’s party: Dame Okowa Exalts God, Prays For All

Delta End of Year Children’s party: Dame Okowa Exalts God, Prays For All

-By Albert OGRAKA: Wife of Delta state governor and founder 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has hosted children from the twenty five local government areas of the state to an end of year Christmas party. The fanfare took place at the government…

Govt Cannot Pay Me, Says STEPreneur <strong>Esononjo</strong>

Govt Cannot Pay Me, Says STEPreneur Esononjo

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene: Uche Esononjo hails from Aniocha North Local Government Area. She was trained and established in Catering and Confectionery in the 2016/2027 Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP)cycle after years of unemployment as a graduate in Microbiology.  She is the CEO of Platinium Cakes and has diversified into event planning….

Delta Govt Organizes Job Readiness Workshop for 236 Fresh Graduates 

Delta Govt Organizes Job Readiness Workshop for 236 Fresh Graduates 

In its determination to reduce unemployment in the state, a two-day Job Readiness Workshop Series for fresh graduates have commenced in Delta State. The workshop was organized by the Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau under its Graduate Employment Enhancement Programme (GEEP.) The workshop which began today December…

<strong>Key into Govt’s</strong><strong>.</strong><strong> Agricultural Policies, </strong><strong><em>YAGEPreneur</em></strong><strong><em> </em></strong><strong>Odogwu Advises Youths</strong>

Key into Govt’s. Agricultural Policies, YAGEPreneur Odogwu Advises Youths

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Anthony Nnamdi Odogwu is the CEO of Anthony Odogwu Farms. He hails from Oshimili North. He enrolled in YAGEP in the 2015/2016 cycle in which he was trained and established with a buffer support package in Poultry at the YAGEP Farm Cluster located at the…

“ENCOURAGE YOUTHS TO GO INTO FARMING IN NIGER DELTA” – REV (DR) OBI

“ENCOURAGE YOUTHS TO GO INTO FARMING IN NIGER DELTA” – REV (DR) OBI

-From MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE: A United Nations innovator for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Rev. (Dr.) Amos Obi, has called on the state / federal government and individuals to encourage the youths to go into farming and engage orientation of non – violent…

<strong>I No Longer Seek Government Job</strong><strong>, Says </strong><strong>STEPreneur</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Eleah</strong>

I No Longer Seek Government Job, Says STEPreneur Eleah

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Basil Eleah hails from Aniocha South LGA. Though he has an NCE and trained in Tiling in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle, he has diversified to sales of bird feeds, poultry and is a point of sales agent (POS) to increase his streams of…

Okowa Commended For Upgrading Schools Standard In Okoloba Community 

Okowa Commended For Upgrading Schools Standard In Okoloba Community 

*Community Begs For More Assistance  -From Hàrrison Akamule: Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has been commended for being thoughtful and magnanimous towards the education of children in Okoloba Community by supplying 50 desks and seats to Okoloba Secondary School  and  50…

<strong>YAGEP Grew My Business- Aigbe</strong>

YAGEP Grew My Business- Aigbe

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Vivian Okiemute Aigbe hails from Ethiope WestLocal Government Area. She is the CEO of Vivian Aigbe’s Farm. Vivian enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2019/2020 cycle in which she was supported in Plantain Production under the Brown…

<strong>STEP Improved My Life, Says Akpotayobore</strong>

STEP Improved My Life, Says Akpotayobore

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Kingsley Akpotayobore hails from Udu LGA and has an NCE before he enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2016/2017 cycle. He was retrained in Electrical Installation and Maintenance.  Thereafter, he established Kingsuged…

LP ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE VOWS TO  ELECTRIFY BOMADI COMMUNITIES

LP ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE VOWS TO  ELECTRIFY BOMADI COMMUNITIES

-By Harrison Akamule: House of Assembly candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for Bomadi State Constituency, Delta State, Mr Poweide Foburuku, says he’ll prioritize access to electricity for maximum benefit of all communities in Bomadi Local Government Area.  “I will therefore cultivate…

<strong>YAGEP Is a</strong><strong>n Encouragement to Youths in Agriculture-Ejotugbo</strong>

YAGEP Is an Encouragement to Youths in Agriculture-Ejotugbo

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Prince Ejotugbo is a Brown YAGEP beneficiary of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme. He received farm input and support in Poultry in the 2020/2021 cycle. He hails from Ethiope West Local Government Area. He is the CEO of Exaugnoel Nig Enterprise. Hear him. “The…

Edafe Dedicates Campaign Team to God, Gets Oleh Monarch Support for State Assembly Seat

Edafe Dedicates Campaign Team to God, Gets Oleh Monarch Support for State Assembly Seat

:From Michael J. Ekokoruwe: The immediate past deputy leader, Isoko South legislative Arm, hon. Edafe Inspector, popularly called ‘Stone’ has dedicated his campaign team to God and was adopted by HRM Anthony William Ovrawah Omogha 1, the Odiologbo of Oleh Kingdom, to…

Zulum grants N814m to 9,154 MSMEs in Borno

Zulum grants N814m to 9,154 MSMEs in Borno

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has released a grant worth N814m to a 9,154 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to stimulate local businesses in the state. The Governor gave the grant on Tuesday at the launch of the “Borno COVID-19…

<strong>STEP Made Me the Man I Am-</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Nwaokolo </strong>

STEP Made Me the Man I Am- Nwaokolo 

–Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Prosper Nwaokolo was trained in Electrical Installation and Maintenance in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle. He hails from Aniocha South LGA and is the CEO of P & N Electrical Services. He has executed many electrical installation and maintenance projects and has fabricated electrical…

<strong>YAGEP Made Me an Entrepreneur</strong><strong>, says Edijala</strong>

YAGEP Made Me an Entrepreneur, says Edijala

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Robert Edijala hails from Ethiope West and has a BSC/Ed. He is the CEO of Eddibert & Sons. Being one of the pioneers of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP), he enrolled in the programme in 2015/2015 cycle. Though trained and established…

<strong>YAGEP Gave </strong><strong>Me L</strong><strong>ife Support </strong><strong>for M</strong><strong>y Business, Says </strong><strong>Atisele</strong>

YAGEP Gave Me Life Support for My Business, Says Atisele

–By Ese Laura Oghene: Atisele Uche Vivian is the CEO of UchelavivFish Farm. She hails from Oshimili South Local Government Area. She studied Accounting and later enrolled into the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2015/2016 as a Green YAGEP. Hear her. ‘’I was into buying and selling of male and…

<strong>How STEP </strong><strong>U</strong><strong>plifted </strong><strong>M</strong><strong>y </strong><strong>Financial </strong><strong>S</strong><strong>tatus- Gerard</strong>

How STEP Uplifted MFinancial Status- Gerard

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Innocent Gerard is the CEO of Gerard Concept. He hails from Oshimili North Local Government Area. He has an HND before he got enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurs Programme (STEP) in the 2019/2020 STEP in which he received training in ICT Services. Two years later, Gerard shares his experience of…

STEP Is My Assurance of Bright Future, Says Okijirhie

STEP Is My Assurance of Bright Future, Says Okijirhie

–By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh: Rejoice Okijirhie is one of the PwDs enrolled in the 2015/2016 cycle. She hails from Uwvie LGA and has an NCE. In spite of her physical disability, she was trained in Hairdressing and Makeover. Six years later, Rejoice is still in business, owns a…

Children of Staff of State Owned Polytechnic Get Employment

Children of Staff of State Owned Polytechnic Get Employment

Zulum Approves Employment for 20 Children of Staff of State Owned Polytechnic Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has given approval for the employment of 20 children of staff of the state owned Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri, most of whose parents died while…

<strong>I </strong><strong>bec</strong><strong>a</strong><strong>me self-employed</strong><strong> through YAGEP, Says Okotie</strong>

became self-employed through YAGEP, Says Okotie

–By Laura Ese Oghene: Okotie Francis Anthony is the CEO of Finger Integrated Farm. He hails from Warri South Local Government Area and has a B.Sc. in Accounting. He enrolled into the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2015/2016 cycle, the pioneer set where he began…