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Published On: Fri, Apr 27th, 2018

Kaduna trains 540 youths in skills acquisition

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From Mohammed Ibrahim, Kaduna

Kaduna State Government has trained 540 youth in various skills acquisition trades to enable them self dependance and contribute in nation development.
The beneficiaries were mostly school leavers, almajiri, vulnerable children and persons with disabilities.
The state Commissioner of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Ruth Alkhali at the graduation ceremony of the youth trained by the Community Skills Development Centre, (COSDEC), Kaduna.
She said the youths were drawned from Kaura, Sabongari and Igabi Local Government Areas of the state.
“These young men and women would now have the opportunity to make something of their lives by being self -reliant individuals.
“The training received by the beneficiaries were in garment making, carpentry, joinery, electrical installation, hospitality, welding, fabrication and office management.
The commissioner explained that the training manual was based on the Nigerian skills qualification framework approved by the National Board for Technical Education.
“They were trained in their various trade of choice for the period of nine months after which the students went on workplace experience,” she said.
She added that the target was to impact them with job opportunities and employable skills”.
The commissioner said the training was supported by DFID and Mafida, who also helped with the renovation and equipping of the schools.
“Together with support from Mafida, we have expanded from three COSDECs to six COSDECs in Makarfi, Kachia, and Kaduna South LGAs”.
Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai represented by his deputy Barnabas Bala restated his administration commitment towards youths development.
El’rufai said his government would continue to invest in the youths to make them self reliant and responsible members of the society.
The governor said government would enhance the capacity of the youths to chart better future for them and their families.
Aminu Shagali, Speaker of the state Assembly, said the lawmakers would continue to partner with the state government to ensure delivery of its electoral promises.

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