Poverty Reduction: Adamawa Trains Over 700 Youth, Women

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(File photo) A cross section of beneficiaries of Youth Empowerment and Skill Acquisition Programme, YESAP 8th Edtion by Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company. KRPC taking oath during opening ceremony held at Eletric Eletronic Department, Kaduna Polytechnic Friday 2nd December. 2016.

By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola

 In its efforts to tackle the challenges of poverty and unemployment in the state, the Adamawa State Government  has so far trained over 700 youths and women  in various skills acquisition programmes. 

The state coordinator of Poverty Alleviation Programme, who also doubles as the Special Adviser to the governor on Poverty Alleviation and Wealth Creation, Hon. Ayuba Audu made this disclosure while speaking to journalists.

According to him, they started by training 60 youths selected from the 21 local government areas of the state on repairing of tricycles, this efforts he explained was in collaboration with an India company called Simba, a leading  manufacturer of tricycles.

This was followed by another collaborations with the Industrial Training Funds(ITF) where over 500 youths and women were trained on various skills such as jewelries and beads making, window and aluminum, handsets repairs, electrical appliances among others.

Audu added  that,the state government have also procured some equipments such as diagonizer which once inserted into handsets will immediately dictate the faults and make it easy for the trainees to dictate the fault without any stress.

The co-ordinator disclosed further that,the state government in collaborations  with United Nation Development Programme(UNDP)are training  179 youths from 3 North East states of Borno,Yobe and Adamawa, who were carefully selected from the IDPs camps presently in yola undergoing training in various skills after undergoing rigorous test in Jos to ascertain their mental fitness and ensure that, they have no links with the insurgents.

On government decision to revisit the skills acquisition and technical training centres established by Nyako’s administration with the view to revive,admit and trained more Adamawa youths he noted that,the decision is taking on the overall interest of the state and inline with the governor campaign promises to provides employment to the people of the state.

He added that the committee constituted by the government would begin tour of all the skills acquisition centres in the state  and once they finished their assignment more youths in the state would be admitted and trained in various skills

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