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Ministerial Mandate

THE TRAINING OF MIND AND BODY OF THE YOUTH FOR PROPER INTEGRATION INTO THE SOCIETY AND FOR POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT.

It involves the provision of infrastructure, creation of institutions, and processes that will enhance the development of the youth. Government has over the years strived to create a favourable condition for youth development but efforts put in place are not commensurate with the enormous problems confronting youth development.

The long neglect of the youth development sector has resulted in youth restiveness, militancy, unemployment and sort of anti-social vices in the society etc and if not properly addressed may lead to national insecurity and chaos hence the need for a comprehensive plan and programmes for youth development.

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Are you a Rivers State youth?

We are genuinely interested in your future.

We recognize young women and men, in particular, as a vital resource whose future prospects are inextricably tied to that of their country. They are valued possession of any nation or region, and are the center of reconstruction and development.

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Fact Bits

The Youth Development Ministry started as a unit in the Deputy Governor’s office in 1980. In 2008, the unit became a full-fledged Ministry now called Ministry of Youth Development.

Youth Population

Out of the 6 million people in Rivers State, about 2.8 million are youth. Our mandate is to develop and empower these youths and integrate them into the mainstream of the productive segment of the state population.

Future National Assets

Youth are one of the greatest assets that any nation can have. Not only are they legitimately regarded as the future leaders, they are potentially and actually the greatest investment for country’s development.

Center of Reconstruction

Young women and men are, in particular, recognized as a vital resource whose future prospects are inextricably tied to that of their country. They are valued possession of any nation or region.

Neglect is consequential

Youth restiveness, militancy, unemployment and sort of anti-social vices in the society etc are a result of neglect of the youth development sector; annd if not properly addressed may lead to national insecurity and chaos.

The NEW Vision

The NEW VISION means developing our youth to achieve their full potential as future leaders and productive assets of the State. We are therefore committed to giving priority attention to youth development.

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Adopt and implement a comprehensive youth development policy that will enable the youth to overcome their limitations and contribute to the socio-economic development of the State.

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Create opportunities for the youth to acquire vocational training and lifelong skills that will enable them to be gainfully employed.

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