From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Kano state government has promised to assist the exiting N- Power beneficiaries in the state.
The State Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba disclosed this while receiving the N-POWER Beneficiaries Association Kano State in his office yesterday.
In a statement by Sani Abba Yola, Public Relations Officer of the ministry, the Commissioner said government could not employ all youth who graduated from various schools, but could assist them to be self employed through its various empowerment programmes.
The Commissioner, according to the statement, emphasized the need for entrepreneurial courses and vocational training for students which will help in addressing the increase of youth unemployment in the state.
Garba commended the exited N-Powet beneficiaries who managed to start some businesses from their monthly allowances.
Earlier, the Chairman, N- POWER Beneficiaries Kano State, Assalafi Isa Ibrahim explained that the Association has 1,654 members in the state.
He requested the state government to consider their members in its employment and empowerment programmes.