Skills acquisition: Adamawa Govt targets 100, 000 unemployed Youths

Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa said his administration has targeted over 100,000 unemployed Youths to be trained in various Skills acquisition centres in the state.

Bindow made the disclosure at the graduation ceremony of 300 graduates of National Industrial Skills Development Programme by Industrial Training Fund , held in Yola on Friday.

He noted that one of the cardinal objective of his administration was empowering Women and Youths for sustainable development.

” We are targeting about 100,000 unemployed Youths across the state who Will be trained in different Skills acquisition.” Bindow said.

He said that the aimed of the programme was to deduce poverty among the teeming Youths of the state.

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The governor thanked the Federal government for the training intervention adding that doors are open for any meaningful collaboration.

In his address, the Director General of ITF who was represented by Alhaji Ishaq Shehu, Coordinator in charge of Adamawa and Yola said that the programme was federal government efforts and policy of job creation and poverty reduction.

” This programme is the result of the committed efforts of the ITF in line with the Federal Government’s policy of job/wealth creation and poverty reduction.

” By equipping as many Youths as possible with Skills for employability and entrepreneurship” Shehu said.

According to him, ITF has Commenced implementation of the NISDP and steps further from merely training to equipping the Youths with knowledge, skills and providing them with start-up packs to enable them set up their businesses.

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He said that the programme would benefit over 11,000 trainees across the 36 States.

He said that the graduates received three months training in three trade fields that include Tailoring/Fashion Design, Welding and Fabrication and Plumbing and pipe fitting.

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