IYC, NCDMB agree to promote local content, create jobs, ensure peace

Yenagoa—The leadership of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Central Zone led by Comr. Ineife Perekosufa, yesterday paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr Simbi Wabote, and his team at the board’s headquarters in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

According to a statement by Comr. Ginah Williams Ikio, spokesman of the IYC central zone, the meeting was focused on the development and growth of youths in Bayelsa and the Niger Delta region at large.

He said the youth body and the NCDMB further explored ways to collaborate and support initiatives that would promote the growth and development of both entities.

The IYC further expressed its commitment to work with the Content Board and other stakeholders to promote a sustainable and conducive environment for the NCDMB.

The group also presented an award to Wabote for supporting the immediate past leadership of the Youth body led by clever Inodu and further initiated discussions on the possibility of a continuous partnership and collaboration between the IYC and the NCDMB.

On his part, the NCDMB boss, Engr Simbi Wabote welcomed the partnership offer from the IYC and expressed appreciation for the award presented to him.

He noted that the NCDMB was committed to promoting local content and developing local capacity in the region and would work with the IYC and other stakeholders to achieve this objective.

According to the statement, the IYC and the NCDMB agreed to work together to promote local content development, create employment opportunities for youths, and promote sustainable growth and development in the Niger Delta region.

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