By Charles Nwabardi
The Niger Delta Development Commission has distributed e-learning devices to secondary school students, undergraduates and youths in the Niger Delta as part of efforts to enhance access to knowledge.
The NDDC Interim Administrator, Effiong Akwa, who distributed the devices, appealed to the youths to shun drugs, cultism and social vices.
The NDDC at a programme organised in Calabar, Cross River State, to mark the International Youth Day 2021, listed drugs abuse, cultism and other vices as evils threatening the well-being and existence of Youths in the country.
Akwa, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Youths and Sports, Udengs Eradiri, disclosed this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, Rivers State made available to newsmen.
Akwa said suspended NDDC scholarship scheme was being reviewed to achieve a more positive impact, explaining that the commission would no longer waste its scarce resources to send students abroad to study courses available in the country.
He said the NDDC would rather spend the resources upgrading schools in the country especially in the region to absorb its scholarship students.