Rivers Youth have a lot to contribute in building a progressive and prosperous State for all. Admittedly, it would be a pipe dream to achieve these lofty state objectives without empowering and developing the capacities of these youths. It is therefore, widely accepted that a pragmatic and result-oriented Youth Policy will help us to build and groom the type of youth we want in Rivers state.
In appreciation of the above ideals, the State Ministry of Youth deemed it mandatory to develop a youth development policy document. This activity as a matter of fact, is of utmost importance to this administration. The Rivers State Youth Policy will serve as a template and blueprint to harness and build the capacity of our youths.
The policy, adapted the five strategic national thrust and eleven thematic areas of priority. The key objectives differ to some degree from the national objectives and strategies owing to the peculiar needs of the State.