The Delta State Government says it is collaborating with the World Bank and other development partners to hold a fair for beneficiaries of its youth empowerment programmes.
The Chief Job Creation Officer of the state, Eric Eboh, stated this at a news conference in Asaba on Tuesday, organisers of the exhibition said in a statement in Abuja.
The statement signed by Media Consultant for the Fair, Pius Mordi, quoted Eboh as saying that 2,424 young entrepreneurs empowered by the government would exhibit their products and services at the event billed for December 13 and December 14.
Eboh, who said that the fair would take place in Asaba, listed collaborating development partners as African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Bank of Industry (BoI).
Others, according to him, are Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Bank of Agriculture and the local branches of the Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture.
The job creation officer explained that the 2,424 young men and women successfully set up their own commercial enterprises after benefiting from the state’s youth empowerment programmes.
Eboh said that over 1,687 of them went through the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP), while 618 graduated through the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP).