Fubara Flags–Off Rivers State Youths Resource Centre

…Re-commits To Empowering Rivers Youths To Actualize Their Potentials

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara says the Rivers State Youth Resource Centre (RIVSYREC) is an evidence of his Administration’s commitment towards empowering our youths and providing them with the needed resources to actualize their Potentials.


Governor Fubara stated this during the Flag Off of the Construction of Rivers State Youth Resource Centre (RIVSYREC) on Tuesday, 28th May 2024, Beside Old Airport Hotel, at the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority, Port Harcourt.

Represented by his Deputy, Professor Ngozi Nma Odu , Governor Fubara disclosed that over 65% of our population are youths and we cannot afford to ignore such a population, noting that our youths are yearning for us to equip them with relevant skills.

According to the Governor beyond going to the University and picking up a certificate, skills will drive you further; stressing that in developed countries like the United States, the UK and Europe it is the people that acquire skills that are able to make more money, because your skills answer to specific questions and render solutions to problems.

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“The idea of conceiving this youth resource centre is to change the narrative of our youths, change the trajectory of our State and let people begin to see us from a better and a more wonderful perspective that we really are”.

The Governor, who advised the Youths against selling their future for a paltry sum, noted that the era of acquiring skills and selling the starter packs given to them are over.

“We are saying that, if you acquire that skill you can put in your best and get the best out of it, so please as you come into this centre, which has a multi faceted approach, they will teach you and screen you on what you are best suited for and there after they will equip you with the right process and link you up”. Governor Fubara quipped.

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The State Chief Executive who reiterated that his Administration would continue to put the Rivers people first in the scheme of things, said when we positively impact on the lives of our people we will forever be remembered.

In his remarks Dr. Chisom Gbali, the State Commissioner for Youth Development who extolled the sterling qualities of Governor Fubara said the resource centre would close the gap of training, skills and education that is currently lacking in some of our institutions.

He said the project has four cardinal areas such as ICT, Skills Acquisition, Artificial Intelligence and Entrepreneurship and expressed gratitude to the Governor for changing the narrative towards youth development in the State.

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Earlier, Arch. Clifford Ohikere, who spoke on behalf of Osborne Logistics and Engineering Services, said the project which is in three phases, would focus on developing youths with emerging skills sets and equipping them with knowledge and certifications that would make them globally competitive.