A member of House of Representatives, Alhaji Sabo Nakudu, representing Birninkudu/Buji federal constituency, yesterday donated Skills Acquisition Centre to his constituency, saying that was his own contribution toward creating jobs for women and youths in the area.
The lawmaker, represented by Alhaji Sani Abdu, former Chairman of Birninkudu Local Government Area, said skills acquisition was key and vital in the fight against unemployment as according to the federal lawmaker, skills like carpentry, welding, hair dressing, knitting, computer training and tailoring would be taught at the centre.
He said that 120 people would be trained in various skills for one year, adding that other beneficiaries would be enrolled later.
Responding on behalf of the state government, Alhaji Abdullahi Mabo, the state Commissioner for Economic Empowerment and Youth Development, commended the lawmaker for the kind gesture while appealing to other lawmakers in the state to emulate Abdu.
Mabo expressed hope that the gesture would enhance the well-being of the beneficiaries.
He appealed to the lawmaker to build a similar centre in Buji local government area, so as to spread the opportunity to the people of the area. (NAN)