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OkowaPlus is a package of support
for driving PROSPERITY for all DELTANS!

The totality of the S.M.A.R.T Agenda is job and wealth creation, and the logic is that, it is through job and wealth creation that prosperity for all Deltans can be achieved. The Job and Wealth Creation Scheme which encapsulates OkowaPlus is multi-dimensional.

Delta State has comparative advantages in many commodities, including oil palm, cassava, vegetables and many other livestock enterprises.

Think OKOWAPLUS! Think Job and Wealth Creation for Prosperity!

Our programmes


YAGEP involves the training and development of youth entrepreneurs in agriculture and agribusiness and equipping participants to establish their own enterprises.


STEP encompasses the training of youths in different skills/trade and helping them to establish their own enterprises for self-employment and to become employers of labour.


PPSP is an agricultural value chain support programme designed to upscale the use of modern inputs and technologies, increase outputs and productivity of crop,


This programme involves the establishment of agro-processing plants and agro-allied factories for value-addition to agricultural commodities produced by farmers.

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Who we are



The Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer was created as a special purpose vehicle for the

actualisation of job and wealth creation under the S.M.A.R.T agenda.


The administration of His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the Governor of Delta State, came into office with the bold promise of Prosperity for all Deltans hinged on a five-point agenda known as S.M.A.R.T.

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Prosperity for all Deltans


The Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer was created as a special purpose vehicle for the actualisation of job and wealth creation under the S.M.A.R.T agenda. To this end, the State Government, through the Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer, has launched job and wealth creation scheme comprising the following programmes:

1. Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP);

2. Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP);

3. Production and Processing Support Programme (PPSP);

4. Development of Agro-Industries; and

5. Microcredit.

The job and wealth creation scheme has been tagged OkowaPlus because ofits potential to imbue the participants with life skills, develop their leadership qualities, increase their personal effectiveness and harness their productive potentials. View Brochure




The scheme is driven by the need to create jobs and wealth, diversify the economy, engage youths in productive enterprises,

nurture entrepreneurs and leaders, and promote communal peace and security.



The scheme is as a result of rigorous and comprehensive planning in collaboration with private sector practitioners and stakeholders.



Youth training and development is all-round. It includes life skills and mind-set change, vocational/technical skills, entrepreneurship and leadership.



Mentoring is incorporated into the scheme to ensure that participants succeed.



The scheme has a strong monitoring and tracking system to ensure the achievement of desired results and sustenance of the benefits.



There are codes of conduct that will guide all participants, facilitators and partners to ensure harmony and effective implementation.



There is a web-based (online) social networking and public communication forum for experience sharing, information exchange and peer motivation among the participants.