Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state on Tuesday revealed that three governors will storm Delta state for the job creation exhibition put together by the job creation office of the Delta state government.
This was revealed by the governor while making a speech during the NUJ Delta state council press week held at the labour House on Tuesday.
Governor Okowa who was represented by the state commissioner for information, Patrick Ukah, said the exhibition would showcase the products of the various empowerments the state has made.
He commended journalists in Delta for being great in doing good jobs for the state, saying the government of the state cannot ascribe anything unruly to the NUJ in the state.
“We know the ones that are journalists and the ones that are not. The print, the electronic, even the online, many of them are doing good jobs. So, NUJ Delta state has shown professionalism. You have all done so well.
“We’ve seen that there is element of caution in Delta NUJ. It is what you call the NUJ that it will be called. When I see the way some comport themselves, I’m happy. I must tell you that good times are coming. The governor believes in NUJ.”
He called on journalists to maintain the professional standard in the discharge of their duties.
The commissioner announced the repeat of awards to deserving journalists saying his office has clips of all reports made by journalists about Delta state for the past one year.
State chairman of the NUJ, Mike Ikeogwu, in a welcome address, said his leadership would build on the legacies left behind by his predecessor, Norbert Chiazor, saying though the challenges are enormous, they are not insurmountable.
He thanked members of the union for their support, encouragement and commitment towards moving the union forward.
He commended the governor of Delta state, ifeanyi Okowa, for his leadership and disposition to the state council, even as he called on the governor to continue in his commitment towards the completion of the NUJ building along Maryam Babangidda Way in Asaba.
Meanwhile, Governor Okowa has said that empowering the youths would create jobs and boost the economy of the country.
Okowa spoke when he inspected the venue for the two days STEP and YAGEP Exhibition and Business Fair.
He said his administration had trained and empowered no fewer than 2,324 Deltans through its Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme, STEP, and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme, YAGEP, in the last two years.
He emphasised that the Exhibition and Business Fair would provide STEPreneurs and YAGEPreneurs who were trained by the state government an opportunity to make vital business contacts; create business relationships with investors and communicate their business vision to banks and business support institutions from within and outside Delta State.
The governor expressed confident that the state was ready for a successful hosting of the event and assured all the event would offer the youths a platform and ladder for growth and sustenance.