Winner to Get N5million As Delta Govt Intensifies Search for Talented Young Residents

Winner to Get N5million As Delta Govt Intensifies Search for Talented Young Residents

- The Delta government is religiously investing in its youths by sourcing for raw talents in the state

- An initiative by the government to identify and nurture young and thriving talent in the state has commenced

- Officials of the state government say the project is a way for the Okowa-led administration to diversify from dependence on oil

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Asaba - Hundreds of young men and women recently trooped into the Shalom Christian Complex in Agbor for the kick-off of the Delta North auditions for Made in Delta talent search — one of the biggest grassroots talent search initiatives in Nigeria.

The Made in Delta talent search team, led by Ogusbaba Akpobome Ogude — the senior special assistant on talent development to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa also had auditions for young residents and citizens of Delta state.

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A statement sent to by the Made in Delta team noted that the talent search had an overall number of 318 discovered talents in all three senatorial districts and Asaba the state capital — selected to move on to the next phase of the project

Winner to get N5million as Delta govt intensifies search for talented young residents
Organisers of the Made in Delta Talent search pose for a photograph. Photo credit: @abangdove
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Two peculiar talents discovered out of the 318 were a 62-year old Mrs. Elizabeth Okagbare and a 7-year old author, Miss Odili Rest.

The statement noted that the Okowa-led administration is fully committed to ensuring young people in Delta state are presented with the opportunity to develop themselves, be positively engaged, build their skills, create jobs for themselves.

It said the initiative will enable them to become self-reliant and financially dependent and also contribute their own quota to the development of Delta state.

The Delta government had earlier announced that it has put modalities in place to partner with the private sector to harness home-based talents in entertainment as a substitute to oil revenue in the state.

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Each of the winners would get a contract sum of N5 million, a wardrobe allowance, and a platform to showcase them to the world.

Recall that Governor Okowa, on Tuesday, March 30, said his administration would continue to provide opportunities for youths in the state to be self-employed and wealth creators.

The governor disclosed this in Asaba at the graduation and starter-pack presentation to 776 beneficiaries of the state government's Rural Youth Skills Acquisition programme, which is one of the youth development initiatives of his administration.


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