Youth constitute a vital segment of the society. They represent the future of any country or state. A state with large youth population has the potentials for greatness if the energy and vibrancy of the youth are put to proper use. Because of the strategic position of the youth in Rivers State, it has become increasingly necessary to create a condition for them to develop their capacity to make meaningful contributions to the development of the State and the country as well.
In keeping with this, the Rivers State Government through the Ministry of Youth Development intends to design a youth policy which shall be modeled after the National Youth Policy without undermining the peculiar policy intends to initiate and implement programs and policies geared towards youth empowerment, education, advancement and participation in order to ensure equity and cohesion.
The Rivers State youth policy, being a declaration and commitment to priorities is set out to define and establish clear goals that will give direction to our teeming youth.
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