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Wike berates indigenous youths for neglecting vocational jobs




Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has berated some indigenous youths for failure to invest their energies in daily vocational opportunities due to the small amounts involved.

The Governor said, their claim that the take home is too small for them was wrong, warning that greed leads to crime.

In a related development, Wike said, his administration will provide alternatives in all locations where it will stop street trading in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas.

He explained that without the provision of alternatives where the street traders will ply their trade, families involved in street trading may resort to crime.

The governor spoke recently during the 3rd Synod of the Diocese of Evo, Anglican Church in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
He said: “It is difficult to end Street trading suddenly. This is because of the hunger in the land. For us, we have resolved to get alternative locations for the street traders before we move them.
“If we don’t provide these alternatives, we may have a situation where these street traders resort to crime. “

He explained that the state Government has already started the relocation of street traders in Rumuokoro after acquiring a location where they will ply their trade.

Governor Wike also disclosed that the state government has taken several steps to create employment opportunities for youths, adding that 200 youths will be sent to Israel for training in agriculture.

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