DELTA State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has charged members of the Women and Youth Development Committees to be committed in sensitizing the people at the grassroots about government policies and programmes.
Addressing members of the Committees from the 25 local government areas of the state in Asaba on Monday, Dr Uduaghan said that it was important for the committee members to champion the course of government and let the people at the grassroots to be aware and benefit from the programmes of government.
“This Women and Youth Development Committee is not for you to be receiving money without working for either your community or the party,” the Governor said, adding, “sensitize the people about government programmes, especially, issues of immunization.
“The youths should try and be involved in intelligence gathering in your communities, give information about kidnappers and thieves, let us do things that will make our communities, our state safer.”
The Governor also advised members of the committees to form cooperative societies and encourage people in their localities to form such so that they could benefit from government micro-credit programmes.
“It is important that we use what we earn now to prepare ourselves for tomorrow, use your money for profit-yielding ventures,” he said.
He further urged members of the Committees to participate actively in the October 25 local government elections,”mobilize for our party, work for your party during the elections, it is not only local government elections but other elections that are coming up. If you work for your party, our party will win again and again.”
The Governor assured that their monthly allowances would be paid regularly, adding that plans were on for an increase in the membership of the committees.