THE Bayelsa State government has called on the youths to work on their God-given innate talent to earn a genuine living and also to make the state proud at home and abroad.
Government averred that hooliganism, cultism and brigandage lifestyle would jeopardize their freedom and end them in jail.
The Government spoke through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon Jonathan Obuebite in Yenagoa.
Obuebite, posited that government charge was predicated on the feat achieved by describing the emergence of IDYL as the winner of the recently concluded singing competition, “the voice Nigeria in South Africa as a welcome development.
IDYL, an undergraduate student at the State-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma hails from Kolokuma in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of the state.
The state commissioner for Information, congratulated the winner and described his victory as a morale booster for other teeming youths in the state.
He said IDYL with his scintillating performance has shown to the World that Bayelsa state is not and should not be seen as a place for militant activities.
Obuebite also extended his congratulations to IDYL’s coach while he was in the house, Timi Dakolo and other coaches – Yemi Alade, Waje, and Patoranking who at one point or the other helped him achieve this victory.
He also thanked Nigerians and the people of Bayelsa state for voting for IDYL, and also the judges who were not political in taking the decision of announcing the winner.
The commissioner used the opportunity to call on youths in the state who have one talent or the other to always pursue their dream irrespective of whatever challenge they face on their way to achieving that dream.
It will be recalled that the state came third and fifth respectively in NECO and WAEC.
Also, Saint Jude’s Secondary school female basketball team retained the trophy in the just concluded MILO basketball competition for secondary schools in Nigeria.
Obuebite, however, noted that the Restoration government’s huge investment in the education sector, with a special target on youth development for the future has continued to yield desirable dividend.