NDDC launches Portal HOPE initiative to create 1,000 jobs per state in the Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has announced the launch of a new initiative to empower the youth of the Niger Delta region.

The initiative, called HOPE, stands for Holistic Opportunity Projects of Engagement, and it aims to create 1,000 jobs per state through strategic partnerships and skill development.

Speaking at the flag off of project HOPE today, July 12, 2023, the MD/CEO of NDDC, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, said: “Today marks a new dawn in the NDDC because we are kicking off project HOPE to touch the lives of youths in the Niger Delta. It is holistic because it will be all-encompassing and sustainable.

We encourage every youth in the Niger Delta to take advantage of this program and register through the database because this is a new approach that conforms with the present-day realities. Every Niger Deltan, Entrepreneur, man, and woman are encouraged to register and take advantage of this opportunity.”

Dr. Ogbuku also explained that HOPE is a response to the recent uprising of the youths of the region, who expressed their demands for empowerment, jobs, and concerns. He said that the NDDC held an interactive forum with the youths, where they discussed their needs, measures, and recommendations to address them.

According to Dr. Ogbuku, HOPE will develop an exhaustive digital repository comprising vital information about the youth of the Niger Delta region, including their qualifications, skills, interests, needs, and current employment status.

He said that this database will serve as a plank for data-driven planning, enabling the formulation of impactful policies and programs targeted at the youth.

The Executive Director, Projects, Mr. Charles Ogunmola, also spoke at the event and said that HOPE will offer targeted skill development initiatives, foster collaborations with local and international organizations, and promote sustainable development.

He noted that HOPE would encourage a culture of transparency, thereby enhancing trust between the commission and the Niger Delta communities.

Mr. Ogunmola also outlined the implementation strategy of HOPE, which will take place in two phases. He said the initial phase will involve developing, designing, and deploying a digital platform that will enable data collection, analysis, and policy formation for NDDC. He said the succeeding phase would see data population, employment creation, and regional industrialization through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models.
Mr. Ogunmola expressed his optimism that HOPE will bring transformative benefits to the region, providing a holistic understanding of the skills, aspirations, and requirements of the Niger Delta youth population and effectively and promptly combat youth unemployment.

Dr. Ogbuku and Mr. Ogunmola invited the region youths to register their skills and interests on the HOPE website. They assured them they would be matched with suitable job opportunities through HOPE. They also appealed to the public and private sectors to support HOPE by providing employment opportunities for the youths.

They concluded by saying that HOPE is a visionary initiative that will change the narrative of the Niger Delta region from one of agitation and unrest to peace and prosperity.

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  1. It’s a huge welcome development and I sincerely commend the initiators of this brilliant idea.Niger Delta will be great again.Thanks and GodBless

  2. I studied quantity surveying in the federal polytechnic nekede and i will be so happy to work with the NDDC company. I also have the experience in baking.

    • It’s a welcome development. God bless Mr. President, the NNDC chairman and the initiators of this program. It will elivate the sufferings of most of our graduates.
      Pls where is the registration portal?

  3. Thank you dear esteemed Organisers for this opportunity.
    My name is Princess Ugochi Nlem. A native of Ngor Okpala LGA, Imo state.
    I am a graduate of Cross river university of technology Calabar. I studied Educational Guidance and Counselling. Looking forward to rendering credible service to the society if I am considered. Thanks.

  4. I studied Marine Biology at the University Of Calabar, Cross River state. And i will be so happy to work with the NDDC company.


  5. I studied Urban and Regional planning in Cross River University of Technology ( CRUTECH) I will be so glad if I am given opportunity to work with this Commission (NDDC).

    • I’m Benstowe Tamunonengiofori, a graduate of electrical engineering Rivers State University of Science and technology, I’m mechanical Technician ( Hydraulic Hot Bolting) Torque and Tensioning Operator.

  6. I study mechanical engineering in federal polytechnic nekede Owerri and I specialize Road construction AND operating of Heavy Duty equipments

  7. My name is Etire Daniami Inemugha From Rivers State I study fisheries and Aquatic Environments from Rivers State University The registration link for the Hope project is not opening.

  8. Interesting I look forward to be a part of this commission (NDDC) I studied public administration at the polytechnic Ibadan. Am also certified HSE at ISPN, am also a professional scaffolder with oil and gas safety experience. Thanks

  9. I am a safety personal, I will be very greatful if am giving any appoutunity to work with NDDC I will not take it for granted thanks God bless you.

  10. I am a safety personal, I will be very greatful if am giving any opportunity to work with NDDC I will not take it for granted thanks God bless you.

    • I studied Banking and Finance in the Niger Delter University
      How may I register. Please notify me when the portal is open.

  11. My name is OGUGUO ERNEST CHIMAOBI, I studied Computer Science at TEMPLE GATE POLYTECHNIC, ABA in ABIA STATE. I will be so glad if I am given opportunity to work with this Commission (NDDC).

  12. I’m HND holder of business administration and management with upper grades from the heritage polytechnic, Eket. Akwa -Ibom state.

  13. I studied Biochemistry in UNN, currently on masters in Uni-Uyo. I’m a data analyst and an administrator. I would love to work with NDDC. As a corp member I tried working with NDDC, but I wasn’t even allowed pass the gate. Lol. Funny, but we go dy alright las las.

  14. My name is Okaripere Iwoama Dunu, from Bayelsa. I’m an o’leve holder and an artisanal baker. I need a start up for a mini bakery. Thanks.

  15. Am a graduate ofal Accounting, university of Calabar,am interested in your job listing, kindly be of assistance my email address is save below for more information

    • Good day Sir/ma
      My name is Victor Ndaeyo Kufre
      I’m a native of Akwa ibom state,in Okon Eket LGA.
      I have my ( WAEC)
      I’m a fashion designer and am also a good driver too,I will be grateful if am being given the opportunity to work with (NDDC).Thanks

  16. Hello my name is Happiness an under graduate of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, studying Estate Management and Valuer, I will like to work with your firm.
    Please notify me when the registration portal is s open.

  17. Pls I’m vryuch interested. I’m from degema, Rivers State. I graduated from University of Calabar with a second class lower in Policy Studies and Administration. Tnx.

  18. Please I am very much interested I am from Rivers State, Degema Local Government Area I graduated from Ignatius Ajuru University of Education with second class upper division in agricultural science, thanks.

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