THE Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, says President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to developing the Niger Delta and all parts of the country. Lokpobiri stated this on Monday during the official presentation of sports equipment to benefitting public primary schools in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The equipment were distributed to 41 public schools in the state by the National Lottery Trust Fund. The minister, who was a special guest of honour and former Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development, said talent development was critical to Buhari’s administration.
Lokpobiri said, “We believe that talent development is critical to this administration and the Federal Government is ready to support our young children in primary schools to grow with the best of talents that are needed to win Olympics gold in the next few years. This programme is carefully designed to support public schools. I think that underscores the importance the Federal Government attaches to public schools.” – Punch
— Sep 19, 2016 @ 18:30 GMT