The foundation laying ceremony of DIETS
The Bayelsa state government has restated its desire towards capacity building for youths of the state. The state governor, Senator Douye Diri gave the indications during the week at the foundation laying ceremony of the Diri industrial-skills and entrepreneurial training Scheme (DIETS), in Yenagoa.
He said the skills training centre which was a private sector funded project has now been taken over by the state government, noting that it would be ready in no distance time for the entrepreneurial skills training for youths of the state, describing it as an economic booster for the state by way of direct and indirect employment opportunities after the graduation of participants in the programme.
New National Star reports that the Diri industrial-skills and entrepreneurial training Scheme(DIETS) is a skills acquisition programme the Bayelsa state government is carrying out in partnership with a firm, the ‘AfricanTide Association’ and Fern University in Hagen, Germany as well as others.
“Let me start by prefexing my remarks by alluding to the World Health Organization (WHO) on the acronym ‘DIETS’. “A healthy diet protects against malnutrition in all it’s forms as well as in non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and cancer.
An unhealthy diet on the other hand is lack of physical activity and leading to global risk of health. “When the Commissioner for Labour, Employment generation and Productivity first approached me about this project with the acronym ‘DIETS’ I couldn’t help but to laugh.
I find it a happy irony that our presence here today is to lay the foundation for the appropriately titled, Diri industrial-skills and entrepreneurial training Scheme (DIETS).
“The unavailability of white collar jobs and the attendant frustration it can produce is the leading cause of many social ills in our society today, particularly among our youths and impressionable population.
DIETS, as we’ve heard from the Commissioner and the President of the AfricanTide association,Dr Rosalyn Dressman will be responsible for bringing out best in our youths and in lifting out many from the doldrums of poverty and unemployment.
It would create windows of opportunities for our youths to become self-sustaining, professionals and free up the congested labour market and the illusion for seeking non-existence jobs”, Governor Diri said.
Source: The newnationalstar